Cracks Movie Ending Explained: What Happened to Fiamma?
Cracks is a 2009 drama film directed by Jordan Scott, starring Eva Green, Juno Temple, MarÃa Valverde, and Imogen Poots. It is based on the 1999 novel by Sheila Kohler and set in the 1930s in a strict elite British boarding school called St Mathilda's.
The film revolves around a clique of girls who idolise their diving instructor, Miss G (Eva Green), who claims to be a world traveller and adventurer. When a beautiful Spanish girl named Fiamma (MarÃa Valverde) arrives at the school, she challenges Miss G's authority and charisma, and attracts her obsession. Fiamma is also bullied by the other girls, especially Di (Juno Temple), who is jealous of her relationship with Miss G.
The film explores the themes of sexuality, power, manipulation, jealousy, and obsession, as well as the dark side of female friendship. The film has a shocking and tragic ending that leaves many questions unanswered. Here is our attempt to explain what happened to Fiamma and what it means for the other characters.
What Happened to Fiamma?
The climax of the film occurs when Miss G rapes Fiamma while she is unconscious after fainting at a dorm party. Di witnesses this and runs away. The next morning, Fiamma confronts Miss G and tells her that she is leaving the school. Miss G begs her to stay and confesses her love for her, but Fiamma rejects her and exposes her lies about her travels and adventures.
Fiamma then packs her bags and tries to escape from the school, but Miss G follows her and tries to stop her. They end up in a forest near a lake, where Miss G grabs Fiamma's scarf and accidentally strangles her to death. Miss G then realizes what she has done and breaks down in tears.
Meanwhile, Di finds out that Fiamma is missing and leads the other girls to look for her. They find Miss G holding Fiamma's body near the lake and are shocked by the scene. Di then takes charge and tells the other girls to help her carry Fiamma's body back to the school. She also tells them to lie to the authorities and say that Fiamma died of natural causes.
What Does It Mean for the Other Characters?
The ending of the film implies that Di has taken over Miss G's role as the leader of the clique and the object of their admiration. She also shows some remorse for her previous bullying of Fiamma and tries to honor her memory by leaving the school and exploring the world, as both Fiamma and Miss G had spoken of doing.
Miss G, on the other hand, is left alone and broken by her crime and her loss. She is also exposed as a fraud and a liar who never travelled or lived any adventures. She goes to the local village and finds a small room she can live in, showing that all her tales of her travels have indeed been fake like Fiamma had told Di.
The film ends with a shot of Miss G looking at a picture of Fiamma on her wall, suggesting that she still loves her and regrets killing her. However, it is also possible that she is still obsessed with her and unable to let go of her fantasy. 06063cd7f5