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by Neil Jordan


An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus (Stephen Rea), an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude (Miranda Richardson), another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil (Jaye Davidson). Fergus adopts the name "Jimmy" and gets a job as a day laborer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' IRA background. But there is something about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either.

original title: The Crying Game
country: United Kingdom, United States, Japan
year: 1992
genre: fiction
directed by: Neil Jordan
film run: 112'
release date: IT 02/09/1992, UK 30/10/1992, IE 13/11/1992, SE 11/1992, DE 10/12/1992, FR 20/01/1993, NL 11/03/1993, TR 12/03/1993, DK 26/03/1993, ES 26/03/1993, FI 26/03/1993, GR 26/03/1993, PT 26/03/1993, HU 10/09/1993, PL 28/01/1994, EE 24/11/2006
screenplay: Neil Jordan
cast: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker
cinematography by: Ian Wilson
film editing: Kant Pan
art director: Jim Clay
costumes designer: Sandy Powell
producer: Stephen Woolley
co-producer: Elizabeth Karlsen
executive producer: Nik Powell
associate producer: Paul Cowan, Rainer Grupe

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