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Cracks -- When a beautiful Spanish girl, Fiamma, appears at an idyllic British boarding school, the girls are immediately threatened by the outsider's perfect allure. Even Miss G, who loved being the most glamorous presence in her girls' lives, becomes obsessed with, threatened and tantalized by Fiamma.
Cracks -- At a British boarding school, a clique of six girls find their dynamic thrown off kilter by the arrival of a beautiful new Spanish student, Fiamma.
Cracks -- Cracks: "Girls have a party"
Cracks -- A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite British boarding school.
Cracks -- Cracks: "Girls on the steps"


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Innocence isn't lost. It's taken.
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Eva Green ... Miss G

Juno Temple ... Di

María Valverde ... Fiamma

Imogen Poots ... Poppy
Ellie Nunn ... Lily
Adele McCann ... Laurel
Zoe Carroll ... Rosie (as Zoë Carroll)
Clemmie Dugdale ... Fuzzy

Sinéad Cusack ... Miss Nieven
Helen Norton ... Matron

Deirdre Donnelly ... Miss Lacey
Barbara Adair ... Miss Cairns
Alistair Rumble ... Ferry Skipper
Kitty McLaughlin-Dunning ... Small Dreg
Jonathan White ... Shopkeeper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vanessa Lunnon ... Fiamma's Chaperone (uncredited)

Directed by
Jordan Scott 
Writing credits
Ben Court (screenplay) &
Caroline Ip (screenplay) and
Jordan Scott (screenplay)

Sheila Kohler (novel)

Produced by
Elisa Alvares .... associate producer
Carola Ash .... associate producer
Guy Collins .... executive producer
Michael Costigan .... co-producer
Kwesi Dickson .... producer
Ricardo García Arrojo .... executive producer
Alain Goldman .... executive producer
Sheila Kohler .... associate producer
Andrew Lowe .... producer
Stephen Margolis .... executive producer
Catherine Morisse .... co-producer
Paul Myler .... line producer
Julie Payne .... producer
Charles Pugliese .... co-producer
Malcolm Reeve .... co-producer
Ridley Scott .... executive producer
Tony Scott .... executive producer
Rosalie Swedlin .... producer
Christine Vachon .... producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Original Music by
Javier Navarrete 
Cinematography by
John Mathieson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Valerio Bonelli 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Production Design by
Ben Scott 
Art Direction by
Bill Crutcher (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Jenny Oman 
Costume Design by
Alison Byrne 
Makeup Department
Orla Carrol .... key hair stylist
Morna Ferguson .... makeup designer
Deirdre Fitzgerald .... makeup artist
Anna Gronerus .... hair assistant
Niamh O'Loan .... makeup artist
Tina Phelan .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jill Dempsey .... second assistant director
Cathriona Glynn .... assistant director
Anna Harrison .... third assistant director
Luke Johnston .... first assistant director
Nicola Long .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Dermot Blighe .... key stand-by props (as Dermot Blythe)
Dermot Blythe .... stand-by props
Thomas Burke .... carpenter
Dermot Butler .... supervising carpenter
Pat Byrne .... dressing props
Temple Clark .... storyboard artist
Darach Culhane .... additional assistant props buyer
Deborah Davis .... additional props buyer
Jeff Dolan .... additional dressing props
Clyde Doyle .... assistant art director
Martin Hayes .... construction manager
Donald Hempenstall .... carpenter
Tuireann Herriott .... assistant props buyer
Lyndon Johnston .... chargehand dressing prop
Gerard Jordan .... stagehand (as Gerry Jordan)
Des Keena .... painter (as Desmond Keena)
Eamonn Kelly .... stand-by rigger
Jason Kelly .... stagehand
Tony Kelly .... chargehand stagehand (as Anthony Kelly)
Chan Kin .... stand-by props
Matthew Kirwan .... carpenter (as Mathew Kirwan)
Hugh Lakes .... painter (as Hughie Lakes)
Daniel Lyons .... painter
Helen McDermott .... trainee stand-by props (as Helen Mac Dermott)
Ciara McKenna .... set dresser
Noel McKenna .... rigger
Nenazoma McNamee .... graphic designer
Nenazoma McNamee .... trainee art director (as Nena McNamee)
Philip Murphy .... dressing props
Richard Murray .... stand-by carpenter
Christy O'Shaughnessy .... stand-by painter (as Christopher O'Shaughnessy)
Thomas O'Shaughnessy .... painter (as Tomas O'Shaughnessy)
Laurence O'Toole .... scenic artist
Richard Phelan .... supervising carpenter
John Purdy .... stand-by stagehand
Gerard 'Gripp' Richardson .... master painter (as Gerard Richardson)
Edwin Ryan .... sculptor
Joe Swaine .... carpenter (as Joseph Swaine)
Brian Thompson .... construction buyer
Tom Tormey .... rigger
Zeljko Zack Vymazal .... dressing props trainee (as Zeljko Vymazal)
Noel Walsh .... property master
Sound Department
Mark Appleby .... adr mixer
Antony Bayman .... adr recordist
Luke Brown .... assistant foley mixer
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Christian Byrne .... second boom operator
Andrew Caller .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Chase .... additional sound editor
Jeremy Child .... foley editor
John Cochrane .... dialogue editor
Ray Cross .... sound mixer
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
Andrew Felton .... boom operator
Glen Gathard .... foley mixer
James Harrison .... additional sound editor
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Oliver Tarney .... supervising sound editor
Dillon Bennett .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kevin Byrne .... special effects supervisor
Kevin Nolan .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Charlie Bennett .... digital matte painter
Sara Bennett .... visual effects supervisor
Adriano Cirulli .... digital compositor: The Mill
Martin R. Davison .... digital compositor: The Mill
James D. Etherington .... digital compositor: Mill TV
Michael Harrison .... digital compositor
Emma Hulme .... digital restoration
Marie A. Jones .... visual effects producer
Arianna Lago .... digital compositor
Peter Lambert .... visual effects editor
Greg Spencer .... digital compositor
Simon Wicker .... digital matte painter
Bryan Bartlett .... title compositor (uncredited)
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Ames .... video playback operator: UK
William Cash .... additional electrician (as Will Cash)
Albert Cassells .... additional electrician
Hugh Thomas Cavanaugh .... practical electrician
Ron Coe .... clapper loader: B camera
Fionn Comerford .... additional focus puller: B camera
Richie Donnelly .... additional focus puller: B camera (as Richard Donnelly)
John Dunne .... additional grip
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator
Richie Egan .... grip
Owen Farrell .... focus puller: B camera
Donata Ferrario .... clapper loader: B camera
Tim Fletcher .... additional electrician
Michael Frawley .... additional electrician
Addo Gallagher .... electrician
Eric Greenberg .... additional focus puller: B camera
Aidan Griffin .... additional grip
Phill Hardy .... second assistant camera
Damien Heffernan .... additional electrician
Jonathan Hession .... still photographer
Malcolm Huse .... grip
Ian Madden .... best boy
Alan Martin .... gaffer
Stephen McCarthy .... additional electrician
Keith McNamara .... focus puller
John Murphy .... cranes
Richard Nevin .... additional electrician
John Martin O'Flatharta .... additional electrician
Andrew O'Reilly .... clapper loader: B camera
Eugene O'Sullivan .... electrician
Peter O'Toole .... generator operator
Bob Smith .... camera technician: Panavision
Clive Tocher .... camera technician: Panavision
Paul Tsan .... cranes
Mike Valentine .... underwater camera
Simon Walsh .... additional focus puller: B camera
David Wright .... camera runner
Niall Cullinane .... camera trainee: dailies (uncredited)
Rory O'Riordan .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Casting Department
Naomi Jalil .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Callaghan .... wardrobe assistant
Caroline Ferry .... wardrobe trainee
Ruth George .... wardrobe trainee
Adelle Hickey .... additional wardrobe
Pauline McCaul .... additional wardrobe
Jennifer Myler .... additional wardrobe
Tara Roughneen .... additional wardrobe
Maggie Scobbie .... wardrobe supervisor
Una Towell .... additional wardrobe
Editorial Department
Matthew Benns .... digital intermediate data manager
Paul Ensby .... digital color timer
Charlotte Gray .... digital restoration
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate producer
Peter Lambert .... first assistant editor
Jonathan Mann .... digital film restoration
Martin Scoones .... film grader
Dominic Thomson .... digital editor
Location Management
Grant Bobbett .... assistant location manager
Daisy Fortune .... location trainee
Manus Hingerty .... location manager
Music Department
Javier Abad .... music programmer
Thomas Bowes .... musician: violin solos
Thomas Bowes .... orchestra leader
Simon Chamberlain .... musician: piano solos
Nicholas Dodd .... conductor
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
Andrew Dudman .... music engineer
Andrew Dudman .... music mixer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Michael Higham .... music editor
Andy Kitchen .... assistant music engineer
Steve Mair .... musician: double bass
Javier Navarrete .... orchestrator
Maggie Rodford .... music supervisor
Jill Streater .... music preparation
Bruce White .... viola
Jonathan Williams .... musician: solo cello
Alison Wright .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Seamus Doran .... driver: lighting standby
Tommy Hamill .... driver: Ms. Green
John Kavanaugh .... transport captain
Pat Larkin .... unit driver
Tony Mullally .... unit driver
Conrad Philips .... driver: props runaround
Clive Pritchard .... camera car driver
Paul Taylor .... driver: construction standby
Paul Taylor .... driver: props stand-by truck
Brian Thompson .... construction driver
Other crew
Jean Bourne .... script supervisor
Martina Carey .... extras coordinator
Pablo Carrera .... production finance executive
Jacqueline Carroll .... chaperone
Ronald Carroll .... chaperone
Eamonn Cleary .... assistant location trainee
Alice Clough .... head of business affairs: Future Films
Gillian Cody .... additional accounts
Anna Connolly .... production assistant
Louise Cornally .... production finance executive: element pictures
Fionnuala Dorney .... additional accounts
Sile Dorney .... production accountant (as Síle Dorney)
Eddie Drew .... animal handler
Maurice Hawthorne .... facilities manager
Paula Heffernan .... assistant to producer
Amy Lachat .... assistant: Jordan Scott
Linda McCann .... chaperone
Liz McDonagh .... catering manager
Piers McGrail .... production trainee
Fiona Conlon McKenna .... production trainee
Tom Moran .... executive assistant: Tony Scott
Michelle Mullen .... production coordinator
Eimear O'Kane .... clearances
Cian O'Muilleoir .... assistant accountant (as Cian Ó Muilleoir)
Diane Owens .... singing coach
Steven Robbins .... assistant: Tony Scott
Alistair Rumble .... water safety provided by
Nancy Ryan .... assistant: Ridley Scott & Julie Payne
Alexei Slater .... coordinator: HandMade International
Neil Swain .... dialogue coach
Marcus Tustin .... head of business affairs: HandMade International
Joseph von Meding .... production trainee
Billie Webster .... assistant accountant (as Billi Webster)
Tim Wild .... assistant: Jordan Scott
Roisin Carty .... dialect coach: Eva Green (uncredited)
Delli Avdali .... special thanks
Jonathan Loughran .... very special thanks
Alexis Roche .... special thanks
Eva Saint-Paul .... special thanks (as Eva St. Paul)

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Rated R for some sexuality, nudity and a disturbing attack
104 min
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Directorial solo debut in a Feature Film for Jordan ScottSee more »
Anachronisms: Miss G. is seen smoking a filtered cigarette, something that was not really available at the time.See more »
[first lines]
Di:Miss G, I wanted to thank you for lending me the book.
Miss G:Did you read it?
Miss G:Did you get caught?
Di:No. And anyway, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. I wasn't corrupted.
Miss G:Good for you. Let them put that in their pipes.
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
'The most important thing in life is desire.', 2 October 2011
Author: gradyharp from United States

Jordan Scott, niece of director Tony Scott who with his brother Ridley Scott serve a executive producers of this film, makes and impressive debut as a director/writer (with Ben Court and Caroline Ip) in this intensely interesting and well crafted adaptation of Sheila Kohler's novel CRACKS. This is a period piece (1934) that takes place in St. Mathilda's School in Stanley Island, England, an isolated all girl British boarding school. The mood is one of Gothic evil where rich young girls participate in the cloistered rigid education imposed by the matrons of the school -Miss Nieven (Sinéad Cusack), Matron (Helen Norton), and Miss Lacey (Deirdre Donnelly) - whose chief concern is to guard the reputation of the school at all costs, and lightened only by the presence of the swimming/diving coach Miss G (Eva Green) whom the girls admire for her exotic beauty, worldliness, supposed travel around the world, and her possessiveness of her brood.

One of the girls, Di (Juno Temple in a brilliant performance), is the team captain and the apparent favorite of Miss G - until the sudden arrival of a beautiful Spanish girl Fiamma (María Valverde) who tends to set herself apart form the rest of the claque (Di, Poppy (Imogen Poots), Lily (Ellie Nunn), Fuzzy (Clemmie Dugdale), Laurel (Adele McCann) and Rosie (Zoë Carroll). Fiamma is an expert diver and her gifts as a sportsman as well as her beauty attract Miss G, replacing Di as her favorite. In jealous rage Di gathers the claque and plans the exit of this unwanted intruder. How this backfires and increases Miss G's attraction to Fiamma leads down another path of evil that pulls this little tale of terror to a surprising end.

Eva Green manages to make Miss G a fascinating character and her gradual obsession with Fiamma and the direction that takes her is a very fine performance. But the entire cast - girls and teachers - is superb, especially Juno Temple in a career making role. The cinematography by John Mathieson finds both the haunting beauty of the isolated St. Mathilde's School and the splendid panoramas of nature add immeasurably to the film as does the musical score by Javier Navarette - a score that combines Anglican hymns with gentle piano music. This is a triumph for all concerned and bodes well for the career of Jordan Scott.

Grady Harp

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