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Cracks (2009)

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A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite boarding school.

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Jordan Scott

Writers:

Ben Court (screenplay), Caroline Ip (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eva Green ... Miss G
Juno Temple ... Di
María Valverde ... Fiamma
Imogen Poots ... Poppy
Ellie Nunn Ellie Nunn ... Lily
Adele McCann Adele McCann ... Laurel
Zoe Carroll Zoe Carroll ... Rosie (as Zoë Carroll)
Clemmie Dugdale ... Fuzzy
Sinéad Cusack ... Miss Nieven
Helen Norton Helen Norton ... Matron
Deirdre Donnelly Deirdre Donnelly ... Miss Lacey
Barbara Adair Barbara Adair ... Miss Cairns
Alistair Rumble Alistair Rumble ... Ferry Skipper
Kitty McLaughlin-Dunning Kitty McLaughlin-Dunning ... Small Dreg
Jonathan White Jonathan White ... Shopkeeper
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Storyline

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

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Innocence isn't lost. It's taken.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality, nudity and a disturbing attack | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Ireland | Spain | France | Switzerland

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sedução See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£42,844 (United Kingdom), 6 December 2009, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,467, 20 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,595, 3 April 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the novel Fiamma is Italian, not Spanish. And is a princess. See more »

Goofs

The pictures on the postcards from Madrid,are historical buildings from Rome, Italy, like the Colosseum, the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II and St. Peter's Square not from Madrid, Spain. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Di: Miss G, I wanted to thank you for lending me the book.
Miss G: Did you read it?
Di: Yes.
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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Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.9 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

All Things Bright and Beautiful
Music by William H. Monk (as William Henry Monk)
Lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander
Performed by Juno Temple, Imogen Poots and cast
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Simply beautiful
31 May 2012 | by ofvanityandwaxSee all my reviews

While this might seem like your typical boarding school drama it isn't. It's a surprisingly beautiful film with wonderful cast and some fantastic scenery. However, it's Eva Green's performance and the music that won me over. The entire score is done by Javier Navarrete - who was nominated for an Academy Award for his score of Pan's Labyrinth - needless to say, it was phenomenal and really adds so much to the movie. It might be a little slow paced but I don't think that detracts at all. I found that you could sympathize with a lot of characters as the main themes were abandonment, favouritism, fear, and the desire to be wanted. It was nice watching the characters all develop and start to accept Fiamma.

I read the book after watching the movie and there were a few things that had been changed - the ending in particular. The book featured a more "Lord of the Flies" ending whereas in the movie it's not nearly as explicit and much less horrifying... if one can really say that. Either way, I'd highly recommend the film.


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