The Rage in Placid Lake
|The Rage in Placid Lake|
|Directed by||Tony McNamara|
|Produced by||Marian McGowan|
|Written by||Tony McNamara|
|Music by||Cezary Skubiszewski|
|Edited by||Lee Smith|
|Running time||89 minutes|
The Rage in Placid Lake is a 2003 Australian film starring Ben Lee and Rose Byrne. It features Placid Lake (Lee), a seventeen-year-old boy who has led a suburban hippie life with his neurotic, free loving parents. The film documents his journey of self-discovery as he rejects his hippie roots and embraces the mundane by working for an insurance agency, much to his parents' horror.
Precocious, bohemian teenager Placid Lake finishes high school, but after having an existential crisis devises a plan to totally reinvent himself as a functioning member of society. With a few weeks spent reading a library of self-help manuals, Lake gets a haircut, bespoke suit, and gets a white collar job working for an insurance agency. Lake has a smart friend Gemma (played by Byrne) who tries to talk him out of his newly found economic rationalism.
The Rage in Placid Lake grossed $482,798 at the box office in Australia.
|AACTA Award||Best Film||Marian McGowan||Nominated|
|Best Adapted Screenplay||Tony McNamara||Won|
|Best Actress||Rose Byrne||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Miranda Richardson||Nominated|
- The Rage in Placid Lake at the Internet Movie Database
- The Rage In Placid Lake at the National Film and Sound Archive
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