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26 Ratings

The Fall

Directed by Peter Whitehead
United Kingdom, 1969
Documentary, Avant-Garde


Considered by Whitehead to be his most important film, The Fall is an extraordinary piece of filmmaking, an extremely personal statement on violence, revolution and the turbulence within late sixties America.

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The Fall Directed by Peter Whitehead

Critics reviews

In the course of an anthological scene in The Fall, the protestors tensely wait, behind barricaded doors, for the inevitable police assault, while a red flag flies atop Columbia University. Suddenly these students, doomed to failure and violence, begin to dance: their festive demonstration unleashes, in this moment, the forces of collective energy facing repression. A moment of fraternal euphoria amid an ocean of despair, a précis of everything in the human condition that is noble and beautiful.
January 01, 2006
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