15 Dec 2009


Director: Jordan Scott

Cast: Eva Green, Juno Temple, Maria Valverde

Year: 2009

Genre: Drama


Cinema-Reader – 7.3
IMDB – 7.4
FilmAffinity – 6.0

Cinema-Reader Synopsis:

Miss G. (Eva Green) is a young and enigmatic teacher on an all-girls English school during the II WW leading a group of young students on her swimming classes.

Her conception of life; travels and love is catching deeply on them all, especially on Di (Juno Temple).

However, the appearance of Fiamma (Maria Valverde), a Spanish new student, will suppose a huge change into life and principles of every girl within the group, changing even their devotion and fascination towards Miss. G.

They soon will discover life goes further than they'd ever imagined, far away from the schools fences and walls surrounding them.

Cinema-Reader Review:

Jordan Scott’s first movie ever (Ridley Scott’s daughter and Tony's niece) dives into life of a group of young girls, their fascinations, desires, hopes, dreams and problems; all reflected on the figure of Miss. G (Eva Green).

Eva Green (already a long way since her first main role in Bertolucci’s "The Dreamers"), that looks gorgeous on screen by the way, seems perfect for the role of an enigmatic woman full of security and fear at the same time within her inner existence, and although of her french roots, she overtakes this handicap to achieve a priceless outcome with a really outstanding performance.

Cracks moves into the same story line than other movies like "Dead Poets Society" or "Mona Lisa Smile", but without falling in the short cut of being a copy cat of the before named pieces.

Well driven and with a good taste for eroticism (rushing away from manners and straight conception of eroticism of other European authors like Almodovar), this movie tries to explore deeply how admiration can be mixed up becoming a false and blind worship.

Besides something is missing in its way, the movie ends up as a very advisable choice.

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