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The Crying Game

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Original title
The Crying Game
Running time
113 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Neil Jordan
Anne Dudley
Ian Wilson
Co-production United Kingdom-Japan;
Palace, Film4 Productions, British Screen, Eurotrustees, Nippon Film Development and Finance. Distributor: Miramax
Drama. Romance. Thriller | Terrorism. IRA. Transgender. Friendship. Kidnapping Film / Disappearance
The story begins at a carnival in Ireland with British soldier Jody (Forest Whitaker) kidnapped by IRA terrorists Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Fergus (Stephen Rea). Fergus is assigned to guard Jody, and they become friends. Time later, Fergus escapes to London to track down Jody's girlfriend, Dil (Jaye Davidson), to fulfill a promise to Jody.
Rankings Position
1992: Oscar: Best Original Screenplay. 6 Nominations
1992: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Movie Drama
1992: BAFTA Awards: Best British Film. 7 Nominations, Including Best Director
1992: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
1992: Nominated for Goya: Best European Movie
1992: National Board of Review: Best Actor novel (Jaye Davidson)
1992: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Screenplay & Supporting Actress (Richardson)
1992: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film. 3 Nom.
1992: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Foreign Language Film. 6 Nominations
1992: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Screenplay
1992: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
1992: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1992: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Screenplay
1992: David di Donatello Awards: 2 Nominations, including Best Foreign Film
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