The Fall (1999)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Political Thriller  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Canada, Hungary, UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Location filming in Budapest adds to the realism of this tense thriller. An expatriate American author (Craig Sheffer) is held hostage by a disturbed woman carrying a razor and willing to use it (Helen de Fougerolles). The wordsmith must quickly decide if the woman is a violent psychotic or if her claims of being threatened by a Communist stooge turned free-enterprise advocate (Jurgen Prochnow) could possibly be the truth. This international co-production was shown as part of the 1999 Hungarian Film Week Festival.

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American [nationality], Communist-party, expatriate, hostage, weapons, writer