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The Ledge (2011)

Country: USA, Germany, Saudi Arabia

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Taglines: One life. One chance. One step.

Director: Matthew Chapman

Writers: Matthew Chapman

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, ...

A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills. Ultimately, as a test of faith, or lack of it, the believer forces the non-believer onto the ledge of a tall building. He then has one hour to make a choice between his own life and someone else's. Without faith in an afterlife, will he be capable of such a sacrifice?
The film's premise is somewhat similar of the Stephen King short story, also called "The Ledge".
The apartment number shown in the film, "212" is a reference to the birthday, February 12th, of Charles Darwin, who is the great-great-grandfather of the film's writer & director, Matthew Chapman.
Shana says that Gavin was a teacher and Gavin says "Yes". Charlie Hunnam played a PE teacher in Green Street (2005).
Patrick Wilson starred as Michael Holt in A Gifted Man. In Episode 15, "In Case of Letting Go" Maggie Siff stars as his high school sweetheart. Maggie Siff plays Jackson 'Jax' Teller's wife in Sons of Anarchy, played by Charlie Hunnam.
Charlie hunnam kills him self at the end, the hit tv show "sons of anarchy" ends the same way.
The Ledge, which features an outspoken atheist lead, played in 50 territories around the world, including Indonesia and Turkey. At the time of its release in Indonesia, Alexander Aan was being prosecuted under the country's blasphemy laws for saying he did not believe in God on Facebook and was later sentenced to two and a half years in prison. In Turkey, where the film was also playing, internationally known classical pianist Fazil Say (who often plays with the New York Philharmonic) was being prosecuted for "insulting Islam,' and was sentenced to 10 months in prison suspended for 5 years, essentially gagging him. (The sentence was overturned two years later). Regular audience members and associates of the accused in both countries contacted the director to ask for his support.