David Cronenberg’s CRASH is a futuristic love story set in the present, a study of eroticism and technology exploring the sexual passion provoked by traumatic automobile accidents.

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Set in a passionless world of multi-lane freeways, CRASH is the story of advertising executive James Ballard and his wife Catherine, who lead complex, if hollow, sexual lives. Following a near fatal car crash with Dr Helen Remington, Ballard is drawn into an exploration of the connections between danger, sex and death. As their involvement with photographer-scientist Vaughan and accident victim Gabrielle deepens, Ballard and Catherine find new and disturbing ways of expressing love.
CRASH was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival for its audacity, daring and originality. It caused a sensation on release, and remains banned in Westminster, London. Lumière shows the uncut 4k restoration of the film.

David Cronenberg, Canada, 1996, 100 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With James Spader, Elias Koteas, Holly Hunter, Deborah Kara Unger, Rosanna Arquette.