Much like its protagonist, Lane (Marcia Gay Harden), Alison Maclean's CRUSH is elusive and stubbornly difficult, seducing with taunts and mysterious silence.
Two women, Christina (Donogh Rees) and Lane, are driving through the New Zealand countryside. Christina is a literary critic, brittle and intelligent. Darkly stylish Lane, an American, is accompanying her to an interview with a reclusive writer, Colin (William Zappa), who lives in Rotorua, a
town distinguished by its hot springs and geysers. Lane crashes the car, and Christina is pinned in the wreckage. Lane, virtually unscathed but dazed, wanders into town and checks into a hotel. She makes her way to Co...