Viggo Mortensen Argues Cronenberg’s Cannes Shocker ‘Crash’ Was ‘Head and Shoulders Above’ ‘Titane’

Viggo Mortensen Argues Cronenberg’s Cannes Shocker ‘Crash’ Was ‘Head and Shoulders Above’ ‘Titane’
Over 20 years later and Viggo Mortensen is still talking about David Cronenberg’s Cannes shocker “Crash.”

The “Crimes of the Future” star joins forces for the fourth time with visionary director David Cronenberg, and Mortensen revealed that while the new film may cause a stir at Cannes this year, it still will pale in comparison to the “big scandal” caused by Cronenberg’s “Crash” in 1996. And, according to Mortensen, last year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Titane” was a less visionary spin on car-centric body horror.

“In my opinion, no offense to the director of ‘Titane’ [Julia Ducournau], but ‘Crash’ was head and shoulders above that movie, because it wasn’t just about superficial shock value and unconventional imagery,” Mortensen told The Hollywood Reporter. “There was a story beneath it, there was true character exploration in ‘Crash,’ much more than in ‘Titane,’ I think.”

“Crash” starred James Spader as
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