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 adopts the name “Jimmy” and gets a job as a day laborer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus’ IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn’t know, either… —IMDb
One of Ireland’s most celebrated directors, Neil Jordan has made his name directing moody, often politically charged films that focus largely on themes of love, betrayal, and the darker realms of the human psyche. Born February 25, 1950, in Sligo County, Ireland, Jordan began his career as an acclaimed fiction writer. He entered the film industry in 1981 as a script consultant on John Boorman’s Excalibur, and subsequently made a documentary about the making of the film. After scripting another film, Traveller, Jordan wrote and directed his first film, the stylish 1982 crime drama Angel. Starring Stephen Rea as a saxophone player who witnesses a series of brutal murders, it explored the darker, violent impulses of the human mind, a theme that Jordan would revisit time and again in his later films. After attracting his first wave of international recognition for In the Company of Wolves (1984), his horror-tinged retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood tale, Jordan had his first real success… read more
Jordan's oscar winning script stands up well with this clever reworking of an earlier script he had written called 'The Soldier's Wife'. By adding a shocking plot twist he elevated the political material he had written into a more compelling and unique work. Performances are uniformily excellent with strong turns by Rea, Whittaker, Richardson and especially Jaye Davidson in a debut performance. Incredible film.
Independent cinema got pushed into the spotlight in 1992 with The Crying Game. The film was a worldwide hit and proved how worthwhile indie movies could be. It contained a great cast including Stephen… read review
I was reading some of the comments on this movie’s wall and there were a couple that caught my eye. Firstly, I am gobsmacked that anybody would find this movie boring. You must lead very interesting… read review