The Rage In Placid Lake

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Overview

Australian playwright Tony McNamara makes his directorial debut with the offbeat comedy The Rage in Placid Lake, adapted from his own play The Cafe Latte Kid. In his first feature film, indie rocker Benny Lee stars as a troubled teen named Placid Lake. The child of new-agey eccentric parents Garry McDonald and Miranda Richardson, Placid spends his childhood getting picked on by bullies. Fortunately, he finds friendship with classmate Gemma Taylor Rose Byrne, whose father Nicholas Hammond pressures her to excel in...
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Overview

Australian playwright Tony McNamara makes his directorial debut with the offbeat comedy The Rage in Placid Lake, adapted from his own play The Cafe Latte Kid. In his first feature film, indie rocker Benny Lee stars as a troubled teen named Placid Lake. The child of new-agey eccentric parents Garry McDonald and Miranda Richardson, Placid spends his childhood getting picked on by bullies. Fortunately, he finds friendship with classmate Gemma Taylor Rose Byrne, whose father Nicholas Hammond pressures her to excel in school. After Placid shocks the school with his dark student film, he gets into an accident that lands him in the hospital. Upon his recovery, he reinvents himself as an conservative insurance agent and engages in an affair of sorts with emotionally detached co-worker Jane Saskia Smith. The Rage in Placid Lake was screened at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
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Special Features

Enhanced for Widescreen TV (16x9); 5.1 surround sound; Biographies; This month's short film: Martin Jones' at Dawning; The Rage in Placid Lake trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/2006
  • UPC: 616892587422
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Film Movement
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 68,002

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Benny Lee Placid Lake
Rose Byrne Gemma Taylor
Miranda Richardson Sylvia Lake
Garry McDonald Doug Lake
Christopher Stollery Joel
Nicolas Hammond Bill Taylor
Francis McMahon Anton
Saskia Smith Jane
Toby Schmiz Bull
Nathan Dean Lachie
Stephen James King Angus
Socratis Otto Bozo
Jordan Brooking Young Placid
Eleeza Hooker Young Gemma
Claire Danes Girl at Seminar
Technical Credits
Tony McNamara Director, Screenwriter
Nikki Barrett Casting
Andrew Belletty Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Ford Production Designer
Elaine Kisimishko Art Director
Marian MacGowan Producer
John Martin Asst. Director
Lisa Meagher Costumes/Costume Designer
Ellery Ryan Cinematographer
Cezary Skubiszewski Score Composer
Lee Smith Editor
Jane Shannon Smith Associate Producer
Louise Smith Co-producer
John Willsteed Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Rage in Placid Lake [8:50]
2. The Langton Prize [7:48]
3. Closure [8:38]
4. Normal People [8:46]
5. Cohabitation [11:07]
6. Fast Track [8:41]
7. Eat It [5:57]
8. All Things to All People [8:24]
9. Evolution [7:25]
10. Young & Younger [5:10]
11. Mr. & Mrs. Lake [4:29]
12. Credits [4:41]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play the Rage in Placid Lake
   Scene Access
   Set Up
      5.1
      Stereo
      Play the Rage in Placid Lake
   Special Features
      Biographies
         Tony McNamara - Writer/Director
         Ben Lee - Placid Lake
         Miranda Richardson - Sylvia Lake
         Garry McDonald - Doug Lake
         Rose Byrne - Gemma Taylor
      The Rage in Placid Lake - Trailer
      This Month's Short Film - Martin Jones' at Dawning
         Play At Dawning
      Also Available From Film Movement
   About Film Movement
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