The Crying Game

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An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover Dil. Unexpected events force Fergus to decide what he wants for the future, and ultimately what his nature dictates he must do.
 
“The world we grew up in wasn’t bad – it was fascinating – it was just blighted by these [...] medieval eruptions of insanity. Ireland was a bit like that then. It wasn’t quite politics, it wasn’t religion. You didn’t know what it was. But what it definitely was, was the intrusion of severe violence into the lives of innocent people”, told director Niel Jordan.

Festivals: 

Oscar Awards – Best Screenplay, nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Editing; Amanda Awards (Norway) and Australian Film Institute Awards – Best Foreign Feature Film; Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards – Best Foreign Film;BAFTA – Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film, nominated for Best Actor, Best Actor and Actress in Supporting Role, Best Direction, Best Film, Best Screenplay; Directors Guild of America – nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures; Goya Awards – nominated for Best European Film.

Neil Jordan

One of Ireland’s most celebrated directors, Neil Jordan was born in 1950. He began his career as an acclaimed fiction writer. He entered the film industry in 1981 as a script consultant. In 1982 he wrote and directed his first film Angel. After attracting his first wave of international recognition for In the Company of Wolves (1984), Jordan had his first real success with Mona Lisa (1986). The film was shown in competition at the Cannes Festival and Jordan became recognized as an emerging talent. He was awarded an Oscar for Best Screenplay of The Crying Game as well as numerous awards of Venice, Berlin and many other film festivals.