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At an elite girls boarding school, the award winning diving team is considered the premier group of girls in the school. When a new girl from Spain, Fiamma, comes to the school and joins the team, the rest of the squad is jealous of her relationship with the coach and force her off the team and out of the school by bullying her. When the girl is forced to rejoin the group, they decide to let her into their social circle and begin to be as fascinated with her as their coach is. But things take a turn when the coach's fascination turns into a physical relationship between Fiamma and herself. Written by
Masood Meery, Mashhad, IRAN
The poem that Poppy recites is Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley. See more »
The pastry Miss G serves to Fiamma is not the same as the ones she bought at the bakery. See more »
Miss G, I wanted to thank you for lending me the book.
Did you read it?
Did you get caught?
No. And anyway, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. I wasn't corrupted.
Good for you. Let them put that in their pipes.
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A sensitive story that takes place at a girls boarding school
Our story takes place in England, 1934. At an upper class boarding school for girls, Miss G. is a teacher (played by Eva Green, notable in The Golden Compass) who gives special attentions to the six girls who are on her "diving team". Being on the team gives them prestige within the school, but the greatest benefit is their association with the young teacher who, unlike the gray-haired martinets on staff, is chic, somewhat rebellious, and willing to bend or break the rules for her girls. She fills their heads with poetry and romantic tales of adventure and romance. The team has a special bond and, as we will learn, a delicate equilibrium.
It is announced that a new girl (Fiamma)--an aristocrat from Spain--will be joining the team. Di, the ostensible leader of the team, is immediately threatened by the mere presence of an outsider. It does not take long for Fiamma's ways to alter the balance of privileges. Di cannot compete with Fiamma's worldly experience, her seemingly exotic Spanish heritage, or her diving ability.
Although Fiamma really has no desire to insinuate herself into Miss G's affections or to alter the hierarchy of the team, her mere presence does just that. What follows is a succession of moves by Di and Miss G to regain the team's equilibrium. Since the agents in this drama are adolescent girls and a teacher who (we shall discover) has emotional issues, each action results in unexpected reactions that portend serious consequences.
As in Lord of the Flies, we have a subculture that encourages anti-social behavior, set within the larger culture of the school, which is in many ways, a prison (located on an island). Fiamma, like Piggy in LOTF, has a physical weakness that may be exploited--she is asthmatic.
Cracks is a fine drama, directed and co-written by Jordan Scott, daughter of Ridley Scott. She gives us a sensitive, well-filmed coming of age story that also has things to say about institutions and reputations.
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