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Crush is the story of a man who wants to turn himself into an animal, as told by the man himself, and one or two observers. He employs a variety of techniques to transform himself into a beast. He cuts off parts of his body. He exercises. He swims. He wants to return to the water to speed up evolution a little. Has he gone mad, or is he just tired of being human? As the narrator descends into his private obsession, we begin to perceive the distorted outlines of reason which guide his descent. The trajectory he defines allows us to reflect upon the correlations between the body and identity, our culture's obsession with the body beautiful, and what it means to be human.

1997
Canada
12:00
Original language
English

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Credits

Direction
Nelson Henricks
Screenplay
Nelson Henricks
Participants
Jean-Philippe Côté
Pierre Beaudoin
Nelson Henricks
Yudi Sewraj
Tim van Wijk
Camera
Nelson Henricks
Nikki Forrest
Pierre Beaudoin
Editing
Nelson Henricks
Michel Giroux
Monique Moumblow
Sound Design
Nelson Henricks
Voice
Claire Savoie
Sound
Martin Hurtubise
Mixing
Martin Hurtubise
Nelson Henricks
Production
PRIM

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Color
Image format
4:3
Other languages
French

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Keywords
Fiction, Metamorphosis, Human, Animal
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