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Break My Fall

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3.51 h 41 min201115
Kanchi Wichmann's blistering film debut explores a metropolitan underbelly that thrives with life and danger, whose lost souls flit between midnight raves and morning fry-ups. In this maelstrom are girlfriends Lisa and Sally, and their gay best friends Kyle and Vin.
Directors
Kanchi Wichmann
Starring
Kat RedstoneSophie AndersonKai Brandon Ly
Genres
Drama
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Audio Languages
English
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Kanchi Wichmann
Studio
Peccadillo Pictures
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2.8 out of 5 stars

26 global ratings

  1. 15% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 28% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 34% of reviews have 1 stars
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HillmanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 February 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Painfully Poor
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This is awful - paints an unnatural picture of 'gay' London as fuelled by drugs, drink, casual sex and dysfunctional lives.
Cinematically I've seen better quality filming from bored sixth formers, out for a weekend with a cheap camera. The lighting is atrocious, the acting is immature, people don't drive on the right hand side of the road, continuity doesn't exist. Example: you don't arrive at a petrol station in the early hours, miles from nowhere with no cars on the forecourt to find a queue inside! The whole film is amateur.
This is shockingly poor.
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Ms. S. ScanlonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 February 2013
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible!
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I wouldn't bother with this at all. There was no storyline and we didn't even finish watching it because we got tired of waiting for a storyline to magically appear. A complete waste of money.
3 people found this helpful
JanetReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 November 2015
1.0 out of 5 stars
Don't waste your time watching this!
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Pretty awful film. I stuck by it to the end thinking there must be something more to it than this but sadly no it was just rubbish.
2 people found this helpful
janeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 May 2015
1.0 out of 5 stars
One Star
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rubbish
amy revillReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 March 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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great film fast service
NoellaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 January 2012
1.0 out of 5 stars
Appalling... dont waste your time or money!
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I dont usually leave bad reviews as to be honest I can usually find one good thing about a film, but unfortunately I seriously have nothing good to say about this one and I wouldnt want anybody else to waste their time watching any of it. 45 minutes of my life Im never getting back! For a start, the acting is seriously appalling! Used to the acting in some lesbian films being a bit dodgy, but these characters are completely 2D and uninteresting. The narrative is trying to hard to be edgy and challenging (its acutally just boring) and in the end we turned off the film half way through. Very disappointing! Dont waste your money! There are plenty of other better UK lesbian films.
4 people found this helpful
JaxeeeeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 November 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
My eyebrows were aching from being raised so much
This film had me on an emotional roller coaster from the outset, my eyebrows were aching from being raised so much. Yes it's about the death throws of a relationship, yes everyone behaves badly and the story works on us by being familiar yet utterly surprising at the same time. It could be billed as a psychological thriller. It's a far cry from schmaltzy coming out stories and a welcome step into gritty lesbian lives, no heroines, no apologies. Great film, watch it!
2 people found this helpful
Tommy DooleyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 November 2011
3.0 out of 5 stars
London, Lesbian, Weekend Flick ( oops, I mean Film!)
This had so many good reviews that I was sure I was gonna love it, (most of the reviews on this page seem to have only reviewed this film !? Draw from that what you will). It tells the story of Liza and Sally (Kat Redstone and Sophie Anderson), they have been together for a while and are even in a band together. They have best mates with Jamie and Vin (the latter is a cheap rent boy). They are at a stage in their relationship where love has become obsession and the passion that once drove everything has begun to suck the oxygen out of their lives. In short they are heading for a break up.

This is fuelled by what the cover calls a `hedonistic' lifestyle. If getting off your head and listening to faux post punk music is hedonistic, then I would agree. At one stage Liza says "there is a whole other world of people that go to bed at night and get up in the morning" just to emphasise how `hedonistic' they are really being. The music they listen to and play is a constant through out and is heavily influenced by all girl band `The Raincoats', who are actually played on vinyl at one point, and the likes of `Wire' and even `The Fall'.

As the relationship heads for the dumpster of love with an inexorable pull, the drug usage, toilet usage and swearing are ramped up. All of that is fine and believable, which is the major strengths of this film - it is very honest. Where it does fall down is in the pacing, at 102 minutes I felt that this could have been improved by being a bit shorter, at one point I was thinking I do not need a lingering shot of nigh on a minute of someone looking upset, to realise that she is actually upset - we get it already.

Also there is only one bedroom scene and that too is a bit on the tame side, but is used to drive the narrative. There are some very touching moments and some good performances. This has been written, directed and produced by Kanchi Wichmann and is a first effort. For all that praise is indeed due, but that could have led to the slowness of pace in places, some outside objectivity might have helped. Still there are not enough gay let alone lesbian films, so I wish the whole team the very best with the next outing, but for me this was just Ok, hence the three stars, quite nearly four for the urban street shots of London and some good camera work.
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