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The Cracks in Miss G
I love the cast and the atmosphere of Cracks – perfect material for indulgent daydreaming. Miss G certainly hits that spot for me…
The movie is based on a novel “Cracks” by Sheila Kohler and directed by British filmmaker Jordan Scott, daughter of Ridley Scott. As revealed in the book author’s website, the violent death of her sister thirty years ago in apartheid South Africa caused her to explore in her fiction the theme of “violence within intimate relationships, in particular, the abuse of power and privilege.” [wikipedia.org]
It is a tale of sexual and sporting rivalry, bullying and manipulation predicated on the girls’ passion for their teacher, the glamorous Miss G (Eva Green), upon whom they lavish attention and who in turn teaches them more than just their lessons. [Independent.co.uk]
Eva Green as the Goddess
Eva Green brings out dangerously sexy, mesmerizing and a bit delusional Miss G to life in a most seductive way possible. Her aura is powerful, controlling and lustful. Her presence is unworldly and her word is sacred. To those young and naive girls, she’s a star over their heads and the only things that matter – are her attention, approval, and friendship. Miss G is a Goddess in her own domain. Students are obsessed with Miss G, especially her Favorite – Di (actress Juno Temple), while the teacher seems to enjoy it immensely.
The way Miss G talks, moves and composes herself is attractive beyond words – she is an icon of this private school and nobody would dare to think otherwise. Until the New Girl, Fiamma arrives and starts questioning teachers’ methods and truthfulness of her elaborate stories. Despite being attracted to Miss G like everyone else, she also sees through her lies and manipulations. Fiamma is noticed, secretly adored and feared by Miss G. Very soon the New Girl becomes the new Favorite of the teacher and pushes all of the others to the background.
A very complicated relationship evolves including three lead characters: the teacher – Miss G, her former Favorite – Di, and the New Girl – Fiamma.