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Cinema

Crash

Venice Classics

Director:
David Cronenberg
Production:
Alliance
Running Time:
100’
Language:
English
Country:
Canada
Year:
1996
Main Cast:
James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas
Screenplay:
David Cronenberg
Cinematographer:
Peter Suschitzky
Editor:
Ron Sanders
Production Designer:
Carol Spier
Costume Designer:
Denise Cronenberg
Music:
Howard Shore
Restoration:
Recorded Picture Company, Turbine Media Group
Notes:
18+

Synopsis

The film is a study of eroticism and technology: it explores the sexual passion provoked by traumatic automobile accidents. Advertising executive James Ballard and his wife Catherine lead complex, if hollow, sexual lives. Following a near fatal car crash with Dr Helen Remington, Ballard is drawn into an exploration of the connections between danger, sex and death. As their involvement with scientist-photographer Vaughan and accident victim Gabrielle deepens, Ballard and Catherine find new and disturbing ways of expressing love.

Director’s Statement

Crash is a futuristic love story set in the present. It deals with the attempt of two people who have found themselves very disconnected and yet somehow in love, to reconnect through the medium of car crashes and to seek out other people who have experienced car crashes and felt the same kind of connection amongst themselves. The car crashes are a metaphor for the collision of present technology and the human psyche. It’s a dangerous film in many ways. Everyone involved with the film was both afraid of and excited by the challenge of exploring society’s fascination and our personal fascination with technology and sexuality. The sexuality, odd as it is, is all consensual. The characters are actively trying to create a new form of sensuality, sexuality and eroticism.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION: Recorded Picture Company and Turbine Media Group
8 Basing Street
W11 1ET – London, United Kingdom
Tel. 44 0) 207 636 2251
ak@recordedpicture.com
http://www.recordedpicture.com

PRODUCTION WHEN THE FILM WAS MADE: Alliance

WORLD SALES: Marta Ravani – HanWay Film
8 Basing Street
W11 1ET – London, United Kingdom
Tel.44 0) 207 290 0750
mr@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com

PRESS OFFICE: Alainee Kent – Recorded Picture Company
8 Basing Street
W11 1ET - London, United Kingdom
Tel. 44 0) 207 636 2251
ak@recordedpicture.com
www.recordedpicture.com


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