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Crash

Year: 1996
Production Country: Canada-UK
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Featuring: James Spader / Holly Hunter / Elias Koteas
Running time: 100min
Certificate: 18

David Cronenberg's extraordinary tale of modern alienation, which became the focus of a (failed) press campaign to get it banned. Read more

Synopsis

In the wake of sensationalist stories in the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail following the comments of ill-informed politicians, the BBFC was duty bound to investigate claims that David Cronenberg’s adaptation of JG Ballard’s novel was obscene. Despite being granted a clean bill of health by the Board, this extraordinary tale of modern alienation was banned by Westminster Council and became the focus of a (failed) press campaign to ‘Boycott Sony’.

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