falling action

noun
the part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved.
Compare rising action.
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The movie is all falling action, and we're not even sure where the characters are falling from.
It comes after the climax and falling action and is intended to bring the story to a satisfying end.
It comes after the climax and falling action, and is intended to bring the story to a satisfying end.
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