We borrowed Crash (2004, directed by Paul Haggis) from our local public library and watched it last night.
Made on a lean budget, thisÂ fast-paced 2005 OscarÂ winner (Best Picture) is a nice movie that, at its core, touches upon racial tensions in Los Angeles (a city that was once home to us).
The movie shows people at their bigoted worst (as when a White racist traffic cop stops Christine and her husband and gropes her in front of her husband) and at their humane best (as when the same racist cop risks his life to save Christine from a wrecked car that’s about to explode).
Deploying a powerful arsenal of crisp dialogs, strong acting and a gripping narrative, Crash comes with several interesting interlocking stories.
Besides the Best Picture Oscar, Crash picked up two other Oscars: Best Editing and Best Original Screenplay.
By the way, we disagree with Coolfrog_20 when he/she/it writes:
the police guy who seemed so nice to blacks and all-ready to give evidence against racist partner, killing the black guy in a moment of weakness.
It was not a moment of weakness but anxiety or fear on the part of the cop who thinks the black kid is pulling a gun on him that drives him to shoot the kid.
SearchIndia.comÂ recommends Crash. You should be able to easily get this movie from Netflix or public library (in the U.S.) or from your local DVD rental library (if you live elsewhere).