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Picnic at Hanging Rock | 1975 | PG | - 3.1.0

Directed by Peter Weir and based on Joan Linday's 1967 novel, the film details a mysterious incident set in 1900: four Australian girls and their governess disappear during a field trip and are never found. With Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse, Kirsty Child, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Jacki Weaver, Frank Gunnell, Anne-Louise Lambert, Karen Robson, Jane Vallis, Christine Schuler, Margaret Nelson, Ingrid Mason, John Jarratt, Jenny Lovell, Martin Vaughan, Jack Fegan, Wyn Roberts and Janet Murray.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Sexual innuendo. One kiss. We see a couple lying in bed, talking (no nudity is seen). A couple are in bed and we see his bare chest and a glimpse of her bare backside as she quickly leaves the bed.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A corpse has a spot of blood on its ear and nose.


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LANGUAGE 0 - None.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Adolescence, boarding school, the 1900's, missing persons.

MESSAGE - Some mysteries are never solved.

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