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The Crying Game
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Stephen Rea

Stephen Rea

Fergus
Adrian Dunbar

Adrian Dunbar

Maguire
Joe Savino

Joe Savino

Eddie


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Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan

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MOVIE: THE CRYING GAME [1992]

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A great movie

4 years, 7 months ago at Jan 7 13:54
I never really like twists in the movies but this one was, for me, completely unexpected. It is really weird movie which cannot be classified and it is is Neil Jordan's best movie so far. The story was just really fascinating and so unexpected. The less you know about it, the more you will enjoy it. Definitely worth a look.
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Description: An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude, another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus ... (more)
Release date: 19 February 1993
UPC: 012236046301
Drama (17), Thriller (16), Romance (12), 1992 (10), Terrorism (10), Kidnapping (10), UK (9), Japan (7), 1990s (7), London (6), Nudity (6), Deception (6), Mystery (6), Sexuality (6), Transvestite (5), Murder (5), Sex (5), Glbt (4), British (3), Love At First Sight (3)
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"The Crying Game / Traídos Pelo Desejo Direção: Neil Jordan Ano: 1992 Sinopse: Jody é um soldado inglês seqüestrado pelo IRA, que desenvolve uma certa amizade com o guerrilheiro responsável por sua vigila. Quando Jody morre, o guerrilheiro foge e vai atrás da namorada do soldado, por quem acaba se apaixonando. Vencedor do Oscar de Roteiro Original, foi ainda indicado em outras cinco categorias: Filme, Diretor, Ator (Stephen Rea), Ator Coadjuvante (Jaye Davidson) e Edição."


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