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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Picnic at Hanging Rock
7.7 Rating
(280 ratings)
7.6 IMDB rating

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Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts

Mrs. Appleyard
Vivean Gray

Vivean Gray

Miss McCraw
Helen Morse

Helen Morse

Mlle. de Poitiers
Kirsty Child

Kirsty Child

Miss Lumley
Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver

Minnie
Frank Gunnell

Frank Gunnell

Mr. Whitehead


Written by
Joan Lindsay

Joan Lindsay

(novel)
Cliff Green

Cliff Green

(screenplay)


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2 years, 9 months ago at Aug 19 20:37
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My third Peter Weir film and his best so far. I've rated all three films, The Truman Show, Dead Poets Society and Picnic at Hanging Rock more than 9.0 stars and this one is the highest rated, so far.

There's cinema, then there's beautiful cinema and then there's Picnic at Hanging Rock, a movie so tantalizing, so ethereal, so sublime, that you may scream out IMPOSSIBLE because no-othe... read more
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Description: There are spots on the earth believed to have magical powers or mysterious properties. In this Australian film by Peter Weir (The Truman Story), which was first released in 1979, a group of teenage schoolgirls from Appleyard College in Australia go on an outing on Valentine's Day in 1900. The place, Hanging Rock, is a volcanic site ov ... (more)
Release date: 2 February 1979
UPC: 037429126325
Mystery (12), Australia (12), Drama (7), Horror (6), 1975 (6), Picnic (5), 1970s (5), Private School (4), Field Trip (4), Disappearance (4), Beautiful (3), Australian (3), (3), Spiritual Cinema (2), Australian Outback (2), 70's (2), Face Slap (2), Uniform (2), Lake (2), 1900s (2)
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" Plot: A story about the disappearance of several Appleyard College students, and a teacher, from Hanging Rock. Genre: Drama | Mystery Director: Peter Weir Stars: Rachel Roberts, Helen Morse, Anne-Louise Lambert -----} Trailer"


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“My third Peter Weir film and his best so far. I've rated all three films, The Truman Show, Dead Poets Society and Picnic at Hanging Rock more than 9.0 stars and this one is the highest rated, so far.

There's cinema, then there's beautiful cinema and then there's Picnic at Hanging Rock, a movie so tantalizing, so ethereal, so sublime, that you may scream out IMPOSSIBLE because no-other film has quite reached this level. There are others, yes, and I've seen many, but this one is a true eye-candy. The innocence and sweetness is in the beautiful ladies and the excellent cinematography but they start and stop there. You see, Picnic is not a sweet movie, far from it, it's a haunting, surreal movie with a violent atmosphere to it. Students of Appleyard College go on a picnic trip to Ha” read more

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