• The Crying Game (1994)

The Crying Game

Release Date: March 15th, 1994

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 1998

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil (Jaye Davidson), in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.

Cast: Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Brown, Adrian Dunbar, Jaye Davidson, Andree Bernard

Director: Neil Jordan

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: British Screen Productions, Palace, Channel Four Films, Eurotrustees

Distributors: Live Video, Miramax Films

Keywords: London, Girlfriend, Forbidden love, 1990s, Creative, Cool, Transformation, Soldier, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Simultaneously a tough, haunting, lyrical, hopeful film, and the tears it wants us to shed are an alloy of sorrow and joy - cleansing tears, the kind that alter the rules and dignify the game. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    A crackling good movie. [18 Dec 1992]

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    One of a very few films that wants to do something unexpected and challenging, and succeeds even beyond its ambitions. See this film. Then shut up about it. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Winner Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Winner Best Foreign Film
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