The Crying Game

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(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

Film Festivals:  TIFF 1992


Academy Award
Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) (Neil Jordan)

Nominations
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Stephen Rea as “Fergus”)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jaye Davidson as “Dil”)
Best Directing (Neil Jordan)
Best Film Editing (Kant Pan)
Best Picture (Stephen Woolley, producer)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Motion Picture-Drama

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