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The Crying Game

Drama, Thriller, Irish Film, Classics 1h 52m 1992

Shot in parlous circumstances as its British producers neared bankruptcy, Jordan’s portrait of an IRA gunman embracing his humanity in unexpected circumstances proved the pivotal moment in his career, after an ingenious U.S. marketing campaign swept the film all the way to Oscar night.

Stephen Rea once more embodies seriously conflicted innocence as the protagonist’s promise to ill-fated squaddie Forest Whitaker prompts a life-changing encounter with the latter’s alluring lover (a once-in-a-lifetime performance from Jaye Davidson).

The anguish of love and the rewards of compassion combine to make this an enduring modern classic, long after its much-touted ‘secret’ is out.

Winner - Best Original Screenplay, Academy Awards. Nominated - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Film Editing, Academy Awards.

Director

Neil Jordan

Screenwriter

Neil Jordan

Language

English

Countries

UK, Japan, USA, Ireland

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