March 18th 2011
  • Drama,
  • R,
  • 104 min,
  • IFC Releasing
  • Cast: Eva Green, Juno Temple, Imogen Poots, Maria Valverde, Ellie Nunn, Adele McCann, Zoe Carroll, Clemmie Dugdale, Sinéad Cusack, Helen Norton, Deirdre Donnelly, Barbara Adair, Alistair Rumble, Kitty McLaughlin-Dunning, Jonathan White
  • Director: Jordan Scott
  • Writers: Jordan Scott, Ben Court, Caroline Ip
  • Producers: Kwesi Dickson, Andrew Lowe, Julie Payne, Rosalie Swedlin, Christine Vachon
  • Co Producers: Charles Pugliese, Malcolm Reeve
  • Executive Producers: Guy Collins, Michael Costigan, Ricardo García Arrojo, Alain Goldman, Stephen Margolis, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, John Wells
  • Art Direction: Bill Crutcher
  • Casting: Shaheen Baig
  • Costume Design: Alison Byrne
  • D.O.P.: John Mathieson
  • Editor: Valerio Bonelli
  • Makeup: Morna Ferguson
  • Music: Javier Navarrete
  • Production Design: Ben Scott
  • Set Decoration: Jenny Oman


"Cracks" follows an elite group of boarding school girls who compete for the attention of their free-thinking and glamorous young teacher Miss G (Green). She encourages them to indulge their desires, flout the establishment and - suggesting a world of adventures in her own past - pursue a life of independence and travel. The girls are thrilled to have such an inspiring teacher, but the status quo is threatened when the arrival of an exotic and beautiful Spanish student (Maria Valverde) disturbs the girl's rigid and remorseless power structure. Favored girl Di Radfield (Juno Temple) feels especially threatened and, as Ms G's hold over the girls progresses from emancipation to obsession, there are tragic consequences for everyone.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Dublin, Ireland; London, UK
  • Production Companies: Element Pictures, Future Films, HandMade Films, Industry Entertainment, John Wells Productions, Killer Films, Scott Free Productions
  • Production Schedule: May 2008 - July 2008

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2010 Guide Analysis: "Ridley's daughter Jordan Scott makes her directorial debut with this intriguing sounding study on power plays, adulation, manipulation, the dangers of obsession and even child abuse.

Screened at the Toronto International Film Festival to mixed notices that seemed to find it slightly lacking in the thriller department, the story overall somewhat slight and the ending rather predictable.

Nevertheless there's been comparisons to "Lord of the Flies" and "Picnic at Hanging Rock" in tone and some solid praise for the film's look and young cast. Already released last month on a very limited number of screens in the UK, IFC will distribute VOD and in limited theatrical release early in the new year."

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