The Crying Game

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Dir. Neil Jordan

UK-Japan 1992 | colour | 112min | Drama

Cast: Stephen Rea, Forest Whitaker, Jaye Davidson, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Brown

Newly remastered and reissued, The Crying Game is famous in equal measures for its straitened production history, triple-taboo subject matter of sexuality, race and sectarianism, and the sharp division between its reception in the UK and success in the US, where it was celebrated as ‘the movie that everyone’s talking about, but no one is giving away its secrets.’ So how does The Crying Game look today, even if we know its twist? Tightly scripted, handsomely shot and with a terrific cast, this parable of an IRA terrorist, a black British squaddie and his lover is a story of kindness and redemption for troubled times.

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