Poster from The Fallen

The Fallen

  • The Gothic Line (Working title)
Feature Film | 2002 | War | USA

Project data

Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Sound formatDolby surround (4 Kanäle)

Brief synopsis

The film, made on a shoestring in the woods of New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts by American director Ari Taub, is neither pro-war nor anti-war, neither pro-Axis nor pro-Allies as such. It's just a couple days in the life of some troops. The Americans are pressing in nearby, but the biggest run-ins are with the cunning Italian Partisans who seem to get the drop on their conscripted countrymen on a regular basis. You can root for whichever side you want, but the film never roots for or against anyone. It treats all the soldiers with equal humanity.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Lewis [L] Stefan Müller-Doriat
 Thomas PohnLeutnant Günther (HR) [L]
Giovanni, 1.ital. Bauer [SR] Christian Birko-Flemming
 Hans Brückner
Feldkoch [SR]
 Peter G. DirmeierJürgen [SR]
 Markus KirschbaumHans [SR]
John McVayMalone [SR] Thomas Bartling
 Wolfram TeufelPanzerkommandant Kreuger [SR]
 Frank VoßJohann [SR]


directorAri Taub
screenwriterNick Day
screenwriterCaio Ribeiro

Production companies

Brooklyn Independent Studios [us]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Ari Taub2003Brooklyn Int. Film Festivalbest new directorWinner