He is best known as Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and as a character actor of all stripes. With the family drama "Falling", Viggo Mortensen proves that he also understands filmmaking behind the camera.
If you were to ask John Peterson (Viggo Mortensen) about his father, I'm sure he wouldn't have many good things to say. Bad memories mark his childhood. Old Peterson (splendidly played by 82-year-old Lance Henriksen) has become a bitter and frail man over the years. John makes one last attempt to integrate his old man into his life.
With "Falling" - now streaming on Sky - Viggo Mortensen impressively shows that he has internalized his craft from every angle. The 63-year-old is not only responsible for playing one of the main roles in the film drama, but also for directing, scripting, music and production.
A detailed review of "Falling" by Ronny Rüsch and Axel Max - now in a new episode of the ntv podcast "Oscars