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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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Storyline

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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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)

Gross:

$739,583 (USA) (12 October 2001)
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The actors/musicians that play Cesar's family are members of the Romanian music group Taraf de Haidouks. See more »

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In the scene where Suzie is following Cesare and his friends on her bike, they go through a passage where you can see the Eiffel Tower in the background and it is lit up. However, the lights were not added to the Tower until 1986. See more »

Quotes

Lola: It's dangerous to love.
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Featured in Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Close Your Eyes
(2000)
Composed by Osvaldo Golijov
Lyrics by Sally Potter
Performed by Iva Bittová (as Iva Bittova)
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A character driven story with great acting, music and cinematography.
23 December 2001 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

My entire reason for bringing this film home was the cast: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro and Johnny Depp. Each of the actors are phenomenal and have talent in spades, and to see them all together in a film with such great characters was a delight. However, this is one of those movies where there is no fast-paced, witty dialog, no car chases and no gratuitous sex. It is about the characters. Therefore, many will find its plot slow and dull. This movie was not made for mass appeal. Many will find it to be beautiful and meaningful, while others will not sit through the first half hour. With that said, I will now say how much I loved this movie. It was visually stunning, superbly acted and has a score to match. While I have always enjoyed Christina Ricci and found her to be quite attractive, I have never seen her look as beautiful as she does in this film. Cate Blanchett is as wonderful as she always is, proving once more she is one of today's most versatile and convincing actors. Johnny Depp and John Turturro are also both excellent in their roles. Overall, I would have to recommend this to anyone who enjoys good character development/superb acting.


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