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The Falling (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 24 April 2015 (UK)
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It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.

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Carol Morley

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Carol Morley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxine Peake ... Eileen Lamont
Maisie Williams ... Lydia Lamont
Florence Pugh ... Abbie Mortimer
Anna Burnett ... Susan
Greta Scacchi ... Miss Edith Mantel
Hannah Rose Caton Hannah Rose Caton ... Titch (as Rose Caton)
Lauren McCrostie ... Gwen
Katie Ann Knight Katie Ann Knight ... Connie
Evie Hooton Evie Hooton ... Janet
Monica Dolan ... Miss Martha Alvaro
Mathew Baynton ... Mr Hopkins
Morfydd Clark ... Miss Pamela Charron
Joe Cole ... Kenneth Lamont
Elizabeth Marsh Elizabeth Marsh ... Miss Fanshawe
Hannah Stokely Hannah Stokely ... Miss Ash
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Storyline

It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Eszmélet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP750,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$569,498
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The poem in voiceover "There was a time when meadow, grove and stream..." is 'Ode on intimations of immortality' by William Wordsworth. See more »

Quotes

Lydia Lamont: I resent this idea that we're just emotional. This is real.
Psychiatrist: It's real, it has consequences, yes. What's important here is that it's real to you.
Lydia Lamont: Real to me, what does that mean? It's real to all of us. Something's seriously wrong. Why is everyone ignoring us?
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening titles, and the film's title is only shown at the end. See more »

Connections

Features Tomorrow's World (1965) See more »

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When Two Worlds Collide
Written by Bill Anderson and Roger Miller
Performed by Jim Reeves
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Somewhat underwhelming
27 April 2015 | by philipfoxeSee all my reviews

Always best on IMDb to ignore the entire crop of 5 starred reviews. They are either deliberate plants to puff the film or starry eyed peeps of little discrimination. I really wanted to like this film. More than decent cast; great location; credible period (late 60's) After 20 minutes I was struggling to keep my eyes open. Several people in the audience just got up and left. Can't quite put my finger on it. It kept hinting as social 'issues' but nobody actually verbalised them. Lots of serious thesps giving deep and meaningful looks, but never saying anything. And why do directors think everyone in the 60s chain- smoked....at assemblies! They didn't!


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