After surviving a brutal car wreck, commercial director James Ballard finds himself slowly descending into a fetishistic underworld of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims, who find metallic collisions a sexual turn-on and a jolting life force they come to crave.
A mysterious object from David Cronenberg, this adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s scandalous novel charts the deepest chasms of human desire. One of the great films of the ’90s, Crash is a transgressive, psychopathological reckoning with sex, death, and the anesthetizing effects of parasitic connection.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria