Fallen (2005)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 9, 2005 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Germany, Latvia  |  
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A Latvian archivist investigates an apparent suicide in this deliberate monochrome mystery from filmmaker Fred Keleman. Matiss Zelcs (Egons Dombrovskis) is a quiet archivist living in the Latvian capitol of Riga. On his way home from work one dark evening, Matiss spies a woman standing silently on a nearby bridge. When Matiss hears what sounds like a splash followed by muffled screaming, he returns to the bridge to find no evidence of foul play. Though a cynical detective is reluctant to devote time to the case due to general apathy and a lack of evidence, a local bartender offers a helpful lead when he unexpectedly produces the woman's purse. Compelled by the photographs contained in the purse and driven by the discovery of numerous unfinished love letters in a nearby garbage bin, Matiss sets out to question Alexi Mesetzkis (Nikolai Korobov) -- the man who, despite being photographed with the missing woman, does not appear to be her husband.

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suicide, woman, bridge [structure], investigation, destiny, failure, forgiveness, guilt, loneliness, remorse