“Anatomy of a Fall” has garnered global attention for its intense storyline and masterful storytelling. Premiering at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, the movie received both the prestigious Palme d’Or and the Pal Dog Award.
Set in the French Alps, the film follows the lives of a German writer named Sandra, her French husband Samuel, and their blind son Daniel. When Samuel is discovered dead in the snow, having apparently fallen from a balcony, authorities grapple with determining if it was an accident, suicide, or murder. The investigation casts suspicion on Sandra, who has had extramarital affairs, leading to a psychological exploration of a marriage’s unraveling within the framework of a court drama.
The cast includes Sandra Hüller as Sandra, Milo Machado-Graner as Daniel, and Samuel Theis as Samuel. Justine Triet directed the film and also penned the screenplay. Despite a modest budget of approximately $6.8 million, the movie has achieved remarkable success.
Is ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ based on a true story?
Regarding its basis in reality, “Anatomy of a Fall” is not directly inspired by a true story. However, the creative process wasn’t straightforward. Director Justine Triet initially envisioned Sandra Hüller as the lead, inspired by her performance in the acclaimed film “Toni Erdmann.” Triet considered writing the movie in English, but decided against removing the use of different languages, as it played a crucial role in the narrative.
Triet drew inspiration from true-crime stories and legal dramas, which he regularly consumed. He expressed dissatisfaction with the predictability of many trial-based films, desiring to create something more intricate. According to him, the movie’s resolution is deliberately designed to be less straightforward, offering audiences a more complex and unpredictable outcome.
“Anatomy of a Fall” is currently showing in theatres, and further updates on its streaming availability will be provided as they become available.