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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

Writer:

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 ... 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:

The Falling See more »

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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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Trivia

Both Maisie Williams and her character, Lydia Lamont, were 16 years old at the time of filming. 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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There are no opening titles, and the film's title is only shown at the end. See more »

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Features Panorama (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Your Thing
Written by Ronald Isley, O'Kelly Isley and Rudolph Isley
Performed by The Isley Brothers
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A private reverie
4 January 2020 | by nancyldraperSee all my reviews

This is not a commercial film. It is a concept film, the parents, the same person, are both writer and director. There is no room for any other. The cadence is that of a lover calling out to its self. Born by the talents of exceptional actors. But its private world is inhospitable to the onlooker. The pace is excruciatingly slow and self absorbed, the hope is that the audience will be lulled into the same reverie of the lover. But many will be alienated in the process. I was one who stayed to the end just out of curiousity but beyond exceptional performances I found little there to justify the observation. I give the film a 6 (self-absorbed) out of 10. {Drama, Mystery}


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