The documentary tells the story of a Caltech geophysicist who is slowly losing his memory to Alzheimers. David G. Harkrider discovered how to tell the difference between underground nuclear tests and earthquakes - a discovery that allowed the US to verify Russia's compliance with test ban treaties, and directly led to treaties banning underground nuclear tests. But he also tried to kill his wife when she told him she was leaving him for a young musician. And so he broke her jaw and half of her ribs and would have killed her had he not looked up and seen his eight and six year old children, the youngest of which was me, the filmmaker. The film is intended to reveal rather than criticize or celebrate a person. To understand the reasons people do what they do, while at the same time completely rejecting their sufficiency. To forgive, rather than to forget, while acknowledging that there may be no difference between the two. The story takes place in Boston, California, New York City and Texas. It mixes science and music together - telling personal stories about Einstein and Nobel Prize winners Richard Feynman, Robert Millikan and Charlie Richter with live and recorded performances of Debussy, Stravinski, Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong. Shot in sparse B&W by Barron Claiborne, edited by Louis Carballar (Amores Perros), visual effects by Edgeworx (Kid Stays in the Picture), and original score by Jeremy Pelt (5 Times Downbeat Rising Star Trumpeter).

Running Time
1 hours 30 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
John D. Harkrider
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Fault» (20)

Albert avatar

I have watch every Documentary movie this last 35 years and I can assure you this one is the best I ever seen. That’s just perfect. Everything is perfect OST, Camera, script, acting, ideas ALL GOOD!

Craig J. avatar
Craig J.

The reason I feel that this movie is such a TRIUMPH is the same reason I feel I lead a fulfilling life. I strive to live in the moment...to view my journey in life as exactly that: a journey.

Amy Thomas avatar
Amy Thomas

Impressive! It really achieved higher than any other Documentary movie before and it goes down as a masterpiece. Perhaps the best that cinema has ever been.

Steven avatar

Could not be better! Great movie, fantastic actors and script. This is a MUST watch! Will probably watch it again a couple more times!

Jacob Jenkins avatar
Jacob Jenkins

i loved this movie. i saw previews for it months ago and totally forgot about it. im so happy it showed up tonight

Peter avatar

Well-acted by a great cast. Entertaining. Pulled me into story and interested until the end.

Jonathan M. avatar
Jonathan M.

Acting and directing were very good.

John avatar

A very good movie it was very entertaining

Benjamin avatar

Love the movie it was a great watch I will be watching it again

Kimberly Webb avatar
Kimberly Webb

This movie was just really good, there's no other way to put it.

Benjamin L. avatar
Benjamin L.

Really good Documentary movie with a good cast!