The Fall takes place in Budapest, Hungary and follows the story of Adam (Craig Scheffer) an ex-prosecuting attorney from New York City. Adam lives with his busy partner who works for a man named Kovacs (Jurgen Prochnow), for a high finance company. Adam is attempting to write his first novel when he gets an unexpected visit from a tough, waif-like woman named Marta Kiss (Helene de Fougerolles). Marta reveals to Adam that she is in grave danger, and implicates Kovacs as a dangerous man who wants to kill her. She tells Adam that she's just nearly escaped being murdered by Kovac's thugs. Adam begins to believe Marta's story and tries to protect her, suspecting that something strange is going on with Kovacs. Slowly, reality begins to dawn on Adam that the three of them could really be dealing with a terrible man. Once Kovacs realizes Marta has told the couple his secrets, all of their lives could be in danger.