Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 30 Jul 2006
Brilliantly blending psychological thriller with engrossing love story, The Crying Game offers an incisive look at loyalty, desire and violence. Winner of an Oscar® for Best Screenplay, it undoubtedly ranks amongst writer-director Neil Jordan’s (Mona Lisa, The End of the Affair) finest achievements. Fergus (Stephen Rea, V For Vendetta) is an IRA "volunteer" who reluctantly takes part in the kidnapping of a black British soldier, Jody (Forest Whitaker, Ghost Dog, Panic Room), stationed in Northern Ireland. An uneasy friendship develops and a promise is made that should Jody die, Fergus will look in on his girlfriend, Dil (Jaye Davidson). After Jody is killed trying to escape, Fergus travels to London to make good on his promise. Tailing him are two fiercely loyal IRA operatives (Miranda Richardson and Adrian Dunbar). Good to his word, Fergus tracks down Dil, and they embark on a dangerous love affair. Featuring a revelation that marked it out as one of the most talked about pictures of its time, The Crying Game was also Oscar® nominated for Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Supporting and Leading Actor. Brilliantly performed – not least by the astonishing Davidson – it’s superlative storytelling and a haunting evocation of the inescapability of the past.