Crush (1992)

ALISON MacLEAN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

New Zealand, 1992.  Hibiscus Films, New Zealand Film Commission, New Zealand On Air, Avalon/NFU Studios, Movie Partners.  Screenplay by , Alison Maclean.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Odd little tale from New Zealand. Two women get into a nasty car crash on a roadside one afternoon; one is permanently crippled, while the other () escapes the scene of the accident completely intact. Harden can’t keep away, though, and things get a bit creepy when she finds her old friend’s husband and tries to take over the accident victim’s life. Appropriately strange plotting with a very satisfying resolution, plus the rare treat of seeing the fabulous Harden in a lead role.

Cannes Film Festival:  In Competition

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