The Crying Game

NEIL JORDAN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB

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.  

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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