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The Man Who Cried (2000)

 -  Drama | Music | Romance  -  8 December 2000 (UK)
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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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Oleg Yankovskiy ...
Father
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 ...
Grandmother
Ayala Meir ...
Child
Abraham Hassan ...
Child
Lloyd Martin ...
Child
Uri Meir ...
Child
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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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america | gypsy | village | russian | dancing | See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance | War

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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8 December 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Čovjek koji je plakao  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$123,577 (USA) (25 May 2001)

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

Robert De Niro was originally set to star as Dante Dominio. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dante Dominio: What do I have but my voice? I am nothing if I cannot sing.
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Connections

References Pas de deux (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Gloomy Sunday
(1933)
Music by Rezsö Seress (as Rezsoe Seress)
Lyrics by László Jávor (as Laszlo Javor)
English lyrics by Desmond Carter
Performed by Iva Bittová (as Iva Bittova)
Arranged by Steve Prutsman
Accompanied by Brian Dee, Andrew Cleyndert, Clark Tracey (as Clarke Tracey)
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Wonderful
13 February 2003 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

The Man Who Cried is a story about a young jewish girl Suzie(Christina Ricci) who during World War II, get's seperated from her father at a young age, and goes on to live in england, where she becomes a singer/dancer and starts working in a theater. Suzie meets Lola(Cate Blanchett), a russian woman who also works in the theater and them two become friends and roomates. One day, Suzie falls in love with a very handsome gypsy Cesar(Johnny Depp), and they become lovers. All Suzie has left of her a father is a faded picture and she still is searching for him, hoping she will reunite with him one day. This was a very beautiful movie, the characters didn't talk to much, but you could understand everything that was going on because they were showing so much emotion. The music was great too and the whole movie was just wonderful. Christina Ricci is so beautiful, you won't be able to keep your eyes away from her. I would give The Man Who Cried 9/10


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