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"Innocence isn't lost. It's taken."

Cracks is a psychological thriller written by Caroline Ip, Jordan Scott and Ben Court, based upon the novel by Sheila Kohler. Directed by Jordan Scott, Kwesi Dickson, Julie Payne, Andrew Lowe, Christine Vachon and Rosalie Swedlin produced the movie. Tony and Ridley Scott served as executive producers. Starring Eva Green, the film also features Juno Temple, Imogen Poots and María Valverde. Released in the UK, the film was later distributed in the U.S. by IFC Films.

The story takes place at a girl’s boarding school in Britain. The film was mostly shot in County Wicklow, Ireland. Set in the 1930s, the story centers on a group of girls who are very close to diving instructor, Miss G (Eva Green). Miss G herself had been a student there and may have simply stayed on upon graduation.

Di Radfield (played by Temple) has a big crush on Miss G, also the ringleader of the group. When the beautiful Fiamma Coronna (played by Valverde) arrives, Miss G shifts her focus to her and becomes obsessed. Fiamma is upset and disgusted.

Di becomes jealous and begins to taunt Fiamma. The bullying escalates until Di physically throws her out of school since she’d rather be back in Spain. But when that doesn’t work out, Fiamma returns that evening.

They attempt to make amends, have a party and get drunk. Fiamma faints and Miss G takes her into her own bedroom. Di witnesses Miss G kissing her tenderly and touching her sexually.

Fiamma is upset the next morning. Di wants revenge and tells the girls that Fiamma was the one who seduced Miss G. It is clear that Fiamma will report the incident to teachers so Miss G believes her career is over.

Miss G tells Di that Fiamma will tell lies and get her fired. Di confronts Fiamma, who runs into the forest. The girls gang up on her, beating her. This causes Fiamma to have an asthma attack, so the girls stop. Miss G has been quietly watching nearby and made no move to stop the fight. When they run to get help, she stays with Fiamma.

Di witnesses Miss G keeping the inhaler from Fiamma, watching her die. This is reported to the headmistress but she refuses to run the risk of putting the school in danger. Miss G is sent away and Di leaves to explore the world, just as Fiamma and Miss G had told her of. Miss G, however, finds a small room in the local village, presumably closing herself off for the rest of her days.

NR
| 2011 | 1 hr 44 min | 6.7/10 | 54/100
Cast
Eva Green, Juno Temple, MarÑa Valverde, Imogen Poots
Studio
IFC Films
Director
Jordan Scott, Jordan Scott (II)
Language
English
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