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The Falling (2014)

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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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Eileen Lamont
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Abbie Mortimer
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Susan
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Miss Edith Mantel
Rose Caton ...
Titch
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Gwen
Katie Ann Knight ...
Connie
Evie Hooton ...
Janet
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Miss Martha Alvaro
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Mr Hopkins
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Miss Pamela Charron
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Kenneth Lamont
Elizabeth Marsh ...
Miss Fanshawe
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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Drama | Mystery

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24 April 2015 (UK)  »

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Eszmélet  »

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£750,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Florence Pugh (Abbie) is a singer songwriter in real life. See more »

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Disclaimer near the end of the credits: "Although this film was inspired by a variety of real episodes of mass psychogenic illnesses, the narrative is entirely fictional." See more »

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References Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) See more »

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Alternative School Orchestra Theme
Devised and performed by Rose Caton, Evie Hooton, Katie Ann Knight, Lauren McCrostie, Florence Pugh and Maisie Williams
Additional music, vocals and arrangement by Tracey Thorn
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30 April 2015 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

To keep it concise - this film might have some nice visuals but other than that it is, hands down, one of the worst films I have ever seen. The plot is completely scattered and even in the very end the director gives us no clarity as to what it was she wanted to say with it. On the other hand it is not art house-y enough to be relying purely on it's visuals or sounds. The music was a tad too tacky for my taste too, but I think this is debatable, depending on what you usually like. Other than that I think you have to be pretty confused to like this film. I would really not recommend spending your money on it in the cinema. If you like plot less films with enchanting nature shots go watch "Wuthering Heights", much more worth your pennies. Nonetheless give it 2 stars for a nice attempt(!!) at cinematography.


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