Films To Watch Before You Die #98 - The Crying Game (1992)
Flickering Myth - almost 5 years
D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die... The Crying Game, 1992. Directed by Neil Jordan. Starring Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Miranda Richardson, Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Brown and Tony Slattery. The Crying Game is Neil Jordan’s sensational psychological thriller about an IRA footsoldier who, after the killing of a British soldier, decides to visit his girlfriend in London and strikes up an unexpected romance fraught with difficulties and complications. The film won Jordan an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and became a sleeper hit in the US, earning £39 million off its tiny £2.3 million budget. Fergus (Rea) is the IRA man charged with keeping an eye on British soldier Jody (Whitaker) as the group hold him hostage. As the two men talk, a bond builds between them; Jody tells Fergus about his girlfriend back in London, Dil (Davidson), and makes him promise that if anything ever happened to him Fergus would look after her.
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