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ONTARIO, Canada | 100 minutes | 1996

After a car crash, James Ballard discovers he has a fetish rooted in crumpled cars and bodies. The dented sides of cars become the womb for disturbing, venomous mutants who, from one vehicle to the next, one body to the next, eroticize bruises, scars, pegs and prostheses. The strange beauty of maimed bodies, a heady mix of the smells of sex, blood and gas, all with a captivating soundtrack by Howard Shore: Crash is a quest for an ever-postponed orgasm. It’s a film that leaves no taboo intact as it caresses us and probes our embrace of erogenous vibration. The master of psychological horror presents his diamond in the rough: a sublime, gothic, infinitely melancholy film.
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Q&A with filmmaker JDAVID CRONENBERG on October 10th


"Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab." David Cronenberg
"Arguably the closest commercial Western cinema has come to Oshima's Ai No Corrida ..." Time Out
«Rarement un film a autant ouvert sur le dedans par le simple frôlement du dehors, rarement un cinéaste a su construire une approche aussi frontale du corps et de la sexualité » Cahiers du cinéma
« ... inconfortable et audacieux ... le noyau dur de la vision de Cronenberg. » Les Inrockuptibles

Jury Prize - Cannes Film Festival 1996

Programs

Thursday October 10, 2019

Program #14
19:00
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Monday October 14, 2019

Program #114
20:15
Cinéma du Parc 3

David Cronenberg

No biography

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay David Cronenberg
  • Producer David Cronenberg
  • Cast James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas

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