Solo mum Leeanne Rosser (Jean's Kate Elliott) is rejected by her Christian mother. She tries to stay close to her brother Brent (Jared Turner), unaware of his secret life as a thief. One day a burglary goes wrong, and a woman is badly injured. The incident causes repercussions for all the members of the two families, and relationships begin to fracture. Based on Maurice Gee's novel Crime Story, Fracture was the second feature directed by Larry Parr. Its release was delayed by the collapse of Parr's company Kahukura in 2002. The Press called Fracture "competent, confident and complex".
This engaging film centres on the tale of two Wellington whānau, the Rossers and the Peets. Bringing to mind Short Cuts and Lantana, it tells of the lives of numerous interconnected characters ...– The Dominion Post, 10 September 2004
Presented with thanks to the New Zealand Film Heritage Trust – Te Puna Ataata