The Crying Game

Stephen Rea

The Crying Game

The Plaza Cinema | 21.00 – 22.30 | €5

1991 | 112mins

Suspenseful and emotionally complex, skilfully mixing politics and affairs of the heart, The Crying Game is something unexpected. Irish Republican Army member Fergus played by Stephen Rea, forms an unexpected bond with Jody played by Forest Whitaker, a kidnapped British soldier in his custody. This happens despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude played by Miranda Richardson and Maguire played by Adrian Dunbar. Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend Dil played by Jaye Davidson and when the hostage-taking goes horribly wrong, Fergus seeks her out in London. She knows nothing of his past, but Dil has a secret of her own. The film has won 22 awards and 46 nominations.

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