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3.6
2,771 Ratings

Boys Don't Cry

Directed by Kimberly Peirce
United States, 1999
Biography, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Based on a true story, Brandon Teena is the popular new ‘guy’ in a tiny Nebraska town where he falls in love with local girl Lana. When it is revealed that Brandon was born biologically female, a rough group of men put Brandon’s life in jeopardy.

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Boys Don't Cry Directed by Kimberly Peirce

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2000 | Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

2000 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

BFI London Film Festival

1999 | 2 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize

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