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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.

Director:

Sally Potter

Writer:

Sally Potter
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Cast

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

In this historical drama with music, a gifted singer (Oleg Yankovsky) from a Jewish village in Russia travels to the United States in 1927, leaving behind his young daughter Fegele (Claudia Lander-Duke). Father has promised his family that he'll send for Fegele as soon as he can, but authorities make life hard for the Jewish population, and Fegele is forced to flee with relatives to England. Fegele is adopted by a British family, which renames her Suzie and raises her with little acknowledgment of her ethnic heritage. As she grows to adulthood, Suzie (Christina Ricci) becomes a gifted vocalist and gets a job singing in a nigh club revue in Paris. Before she leaves England, her adopted family presents Suzie with a picture of her father, still believed to be living in America, and she decides she will go to the United States some day and find him. In Paris, Suzie makes friends with Lola (Cate Blanchett), a Russian showgirl in the market for a rich husband. Lola becomes involved with ...

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Final film of cinematographer Sacha Vierny. See more »

Goofs

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

Welsh Teacher: Now, you're in England now, so you speak English, don't you? They wouldn't let me speak Welsh, either. But it did me the world of good. In the end. You see, Suzie, you've got to learn to fit in.
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Soundtracks

Bangi Khelimos
Composed by Sapo Perapaskero
Performed by Taraf de Haidouks
Courtesy of Crammed Discs
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I will buy the soundtrack for this movie tomorrow.
29 October 2001 | by graces_dinerSee all my reviews

The athmosphere in this film is created by using rich textures and suggestions of scent. It is carried to the audience by heart wrenching music, which touches all senses, enabling the viewer to fill their soul with unearthly beauty. In the wealth of sound and scenes, which are full of symbolism, words become unnecessary, the actors secondary and the direction, supreme. Pure theatre.


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Country:

UK | France

Release Date:

8 December 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,455, 27 May 2001

Gross USA:

$747,092

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,322,763
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Black and White | Color (Duboicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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