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Set in a passionless world of multi-lane freeways, Crashis the story of advertising executive James Ballard (James Spader) and his wife Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger), who lead complex, if hollow, sexual lives.

Following a near fatal car crash with Dr. Helen Remington (Holly Hunter), Ballard is drawn into an exploration of the connections between danger, sex and death. As their involvement with photographer-scientist Vaughan (Elias Koteas) and accident victim Gabrielle (Rosanna Arquette) deepens, Ballard and Catherine find new and disturbing ways of expressing love.

Crashwas 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. The 4K restoration of Crashreceives its world premiere in Official Selection at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

Based on J.G. Ballard's 1973 novel of the same name.


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