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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Peter Weir, Australia, 1975o

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On Saint Valentine's Day in 1900, the female students at a private Australian school are given permission by their stern headmistress to travel to an ancient volcanic outcropping for an afternoon picnic. The beautiful day turns into a nightmare when a few among them, including the beautiful and enigmatic Miranda, vanish without explanation on Hanging Rock.

Picnic at Hanging Rock is determined to keep its secrets to itself. Yet it’s as beguiling as films come. It opens in the gauzy languor of the schoolgirls’ morning routine – which Weir shoots with lacy, barely sublimated eroticism – and closes with a development that suggests its mysteries go even deeper than the central disappearance of the three schoolgirls and one teacher who never make it back from Hanging Rock. [Excerpt]

Keith Phipps

L'imagerie romantique qui nourrit le film paraît viciée ce n'est pas seulement en tant que support à fantasmes que le film est captivant, c'est aussi et surtout en tant que forme hybride.

Amélie Dubois

La mise en scène excelle à suggérer le trouble d'adolescentes fascinées par une nature sauvage ; c'est sur grand écran qu'il faut savourer ces images sublimes au romantisme vénéneux.

Philippe Rouyer

Galleryo

rogerebert.com, 8/1/1998
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The Dissolve, 6/22/2014
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8/20/2014
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A conversation with Peter Weir
Mark Kermode / BAFTA
en / 1/31/2011 / 26‘06‘‘

Director Peter Weir looks back on making the film
/ The Criterion Collection
en / 6/18/2014 / 3‘43‘‘

Mark Kermode reviews "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
/ BFI
en / 4/30/2020 / 2‘51‘‘

A discussion of the reality behind "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
/ National Library of Australia
en / 12/5/2017 / 14‘18‘‘

Bericht über das unveröffentlichte letzte Kapitel der Romanvorlage
From / WDR
de / 14‘51‘‘

Theme from "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
From / Gheorghe Zamfir
en / 10‘20‘‘

Movie Datao

Other titles
Picknick am Valentinstag DE
Pique-nique à Hanging Rock FR
Genre
Drama, Mystery
Running time
115 Min.
Original languages
English, French
Ratings
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ØYour rating7.5/10
IMDB user:
7.5 (33378)
cinefile-user:
< 10 votes
Critics:
< 3 votes

Cast & Crewo

Anne-Louise LambertMiranda
Rachel RobertsMrs. Appleyard
Dominic GuardMichael Fitzhubert
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A conversation with Peter Weir
BAFTA, en , 26‘06‘‘
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Director Peter Weir looks back on making the film
The Criterion Collection, en , 3‘43‘‘
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Mark Kermode reviews "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
BFI, en , 2‘51‘‘
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A discussion of the reality behind "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
National Library of Australia, en , 14‘18‘‘
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Review rogerebert.com
Roger Ebert
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Review The Dissolve
Keith Phipps
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Porträt des Filmemachers Peter Weir
Süddeutsche Zeitung / Susan Vahabzadeh
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Bericht über das unveröffentlichte letzte Kapitel der Romanvorlage
WDR / de / 14‘51‘‘
s
Theme from "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
Gheorghe Zamfir / en / 10‘20‘‘
s
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