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Picnic at Hanging Rock 

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Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.
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Series cast summary:
Natalie Dormer ...  Mrs. Appleyard 6 episodes, 2018
Lily Sullivan ...  Miranda Reid 6 episodes, 2018
Lola Bessis ...  Mademoiselle Dianne de Poitiers 6 episodes, 2018
Harrison Gilbertson ...  Michael Fitzhubert 6 episodes, 2018
Samara Weaving ...  Irma Leopold 6 episodes, 2018
Madeleine Madden ...  Marion Quade 6 episodes, 2018
Inez Currõ ...  Sara Waybourne 6 episodes, 2018
Ruby Rees ...  Edith 6 episodes, 2018
Yael Stone ...  Dora Lumley 6 episodes, 2018
Philip Quast ...  Arthur 6 episodes, 2018
Marcus Graham ...  Tomasetti 6 episodes, 2018
James Hoare ...  Albert Crundall 6 episodes, 2018
Mark Coles Smith ...  Tom 6 episodes, 2018
Don Hany ...  Dr. Mackenzie 6 episodes, 2018
Anna McGahan ...  Miss Greta McCraw 6 episodes, 2018
Bethany Whitmore ...  Blanche Gifford 6 episodes, 2018
Mayah Fredes ...  Rosamund Swift 6 episodes, 2018
Alyssa Tuddenham ...  Lily Kenton 6 episodes, 2018
Kate Bradford ...  Rose Kenton 6 episodes, 2018
Markella Kavenagh ...  Myrtle 6 episodes, 2018
Jonny Pasvolsky ...  Sgt Bumpher 5 episodes, 2018
Emily Gruhl ...  Minnie 5 episodes, 2018
Neil Melville ...  Mr. Hussey 5 episodes, 2018
Nicholas Hope ...  Colonel Fitzhubert 4 episodes, 2018
John Flaus ...  Mr. Whitehead 4 episodes, 2018
Tom Hobbs ...  Louis Montpelier 4 episodes, 2018
Aaron Glenane ...  Reg Lumley 4 episodes, 2018
Roslyn Gentle ...  Mrs. Fitzhubert 4 episodes, 2018
Lee Cormie ...  Constable Wilkins 4 episodes, 2018
Kaarin Fairfax ...  Cook 4 episodes, 2018
Kate Box ...  Mrs. Bumpher 3 episodes, 2018
Sibylla Budd ...  Mrs. Valange 3 episodes, 2018
Bruce R. Carter ...  Tracker Joe 3 episodes, 2018
Daniel Hagan Daniel Hagan ...  Barouche Driver 3 episodes, 2018
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Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Australia

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English

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25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Picnic at Hanging Rock See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.00 : 1
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While the original novel left the fate of the girls ambiguous, a lost final chapter was published in 1985 explaining what really happened. It had been cut from the book at the insistence of the editor. The 2018 mini-series retains the original open ending from the book and film. See more »

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Version of Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) See more »

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What would Joan have said?!
20 June 2018 | by ozjosh03See all my reviews

There's so much that's wrong with this new version of the Australian classic that it's hard to know where to start. First there's the direction - tricksy, flashy and sprinkled with "creative" flourishes more evocative of 80s music videos than Australia in 1900. It's uneven from episode to episode, unhelpful in establishing the kind of eerie, dreamy atmosphere that the story demands, and frequently just yanks us out of the period and out of the story. The performances are jarringly uneven too, ranging from naturalistic (though, unfortunately, in an anachronistic contemporary style) to fruity amateur-theatrical emoting, with highly questionable accents. The location for the girl's school is ludicrously lavish, a sprawling mansion replete with marble columns and ornate fixtures - an unlikely girl's school anywhere in Australia at any time, but utterly nonsensical in a remote rural area in 1900. And then there's the depiction of the bush and hanging rock itself - over-saturated hues that make everything seem green and lush, and even a shimmering lake. It looks more English than Australian, and absolutely nothing like the dry Macedon Ranges in which the story is set. The same lack of care extends to the dialogue and the depiction of social conventions of the time, with almost every exchange between "the gentry" and the lower orders being hilariously unlikely. If you watch this Picnic with the expectation of something eerie and other-worldly, you may well find it... and it's most likely the sound of poor Joan Lindsay turning in her grave.


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