The Crying Game


(out of 5)

An IRA ‘volunteer’ grows attached to the British soldier he has taken hostage, and as penance for his sins travels to London and seeks out the soldier’s wife. That’s where all the fun begins, and I’m not telling you a single thing except to say that films are rarely this original. It’s a thriller, love story, even a bit of a musical, all blended into an exceptional motion picture that is still Neil Jordan’s best after so many years.   and  defy all expectations in their IRA roles , but much of the film belongs to  as Dil:  anyone else would have settled for physical requirements, but Jordan casts a fantastic actor and coaxes a riveting performance from a newcomer.  Beautiful photography and a haunting score by Anne Dudley are also a plus.

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United Kingdom/Japan, 1992

Directed by

Screenplay by Neil Jordan

Cinematography by Ian Wilson

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1992

Boston Film Critics Awards 1992

Golden Globe Awards 1992

Independent Spirit Awards 1992.  

National Board of Review Awards 1992.  

New York Film Critics Awards 1992.

Toronto International Film Festival 1992

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