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The Falling (2014)

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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.

Director:

Carol Morley

Writer:

Carol Morley
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Rose Caton Rose Caton ... Titch
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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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Eszm√©let See more »

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Budget:

£750,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Similar to a contemporary documentary called "The town that caught Tourette's". See more »

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Referenced in Think of Me (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Wet Dream
Written by Edward Lee and Derrick Morgan
Performed by Max Romeo
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Loved it!
4 November 2015 | by jax-37159See all my reviews

This film evoked many memories from school days in an all girls grammar school, especially as I was watching it as part of a reunion with my old school friends. I was fascinated from the first scene... at times disturbing and at others strangely amusing, I both laughed and screamed out loud! A dark tale about teenage girls, single sex education, family conflict and the importance and impact of teenage peer groups.

The film successfully recreated the sixties era with a fantastic cast led by Maisie Williams and Maxine Peake, who are both spectacular in complex and compelling roles. The film is beautifully directed by the talented Carol Morley in a departure from her usual gritty realism.

Not at all what I was expecting but intriguing and well worth watching.


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