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The Man Who Cried (2000)

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A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oleg Yankovskiy ...
Claudia Lander-Duke ...
Danny Scheinmann ...
Man in Suit
Anna Tzelniker ...
Mother of Man in Suit
Barry Davis ...
Thom Osborn ...
Frank Chersky ...
Daniel Hart ...
Peter Majer ...
Hana Maria Pravda ...
Ayala Meir ...
Abraham Hassan ...
Lloyd Martin ...
Uri Meir ...


A Russian Jewish father emigrates to America in 1923, with a promise to send for his mother and young daughter when he is settled. When his village is burned in a pogrom, his mother is killed and his daughter is separated from other youngsters who make it to the port to emigrate. She ends up on a ship bound for England, where she is renamed Suzie and raised by a British family. Many years later, Suzie's talent for singing and dancing sees her accepted into a Paris dance troupe where she is befriended by Lola, a fellow dancer from Moscow. Cesar, a handsome brooding gypsy who works with the troupe later becomes her lover. Lola pursues Dante, an egotistical tenor who is performing in the area. All is well until the Nazis march into Paris, and Suzie's Russian Jewish background places her in danger. She must decide whether to leave Cesar and her friends and continue the search for her father in America. Written by Alexander Lum

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 December 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Čovjek koji je plakao  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$37,943 (UK) (8 December 2000)


$739,583 (USA) (12 October 2001)

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Did You Know?


The scenes where the people of Paris are shown leaving town because of Nazi occupation were shot just before the morning traffic jammed the streets. See more »


When Suzie is following on her bicycle, we can see that it is a multi-speed bike with a rear derailleur, which were not in use until 1949. See more »


Lola: It's dangerous to love.
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References Pas de deux (1968) See more »


Di quella pira
from "Il Trovatore"
by Giuseppe Verdi (as Guiseppe Verdi)
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano (uncredited) (completed by Leone Emanuele Bardare) (uncredited)
Performed by Salvatore Licitra and Iva Bittová (as Iva Bittova) with The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Concertmaster Vasko Vassilev
Royal Opera Chorus (as The Royal Opera Chorus)
Chorus Director Terry Edwards
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The Man Who Liked Horses, but Not Plots
16 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am hesitant to give any film with Johnny Depp lower than a five. Yet I'm pretty sure that Johnny Depp wasn't actually in the movie. Rather, it was a cardboard cutout of Johnny Depp, brooding, with his shirt half open. Other things were mysteriously lacking in this film, such as an ending...and a middle...and character development. Well, there was that moment that Johnny Depp cried. I found myself waiting after the credits for more plot development. And did ANYONE notice that Christina Ricci cannot sing? At all? Though that little girl singing Dido's Lament was probably the best moment in the film. In conclusion, Johnny Depp likes horses.

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I love the sex scene between Ricci and Depp! Lucky girl! N/T DanRadLovr
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