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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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Sally Potter
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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


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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Drama | Music | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The actors and musicians that play Cesar's family are members of the Romanian music group Taraf de Haidouks. See more »


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 »


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


Bangi Khelimos
Composed by Sapo Perapaskero
Performed by Taraf de Haidouks
Courtesy of Crammed Discs
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User Reviews

All star cast with an all star story- what more could you want?
6 October 2002 | by AlleyshySee all my reviews

I was in San Francisco and decided to see an "artsy" film. I bought tickets to this movie and was quite impressed, even though I am usually a fan of movies like The Terminator and Armageddon. The movie takes place around 1927 with a young girl named Feglee playing with her dad in the field. He soon gets drafted and soon sends for his daughter. She ends up getting put onto the wrong boat and ends up in Paris where she is re-named Suzie. The young girl soon morphs beautifully into Christina Ricci who makes friends with the smart and sexy Lola (Cate Blanchett). They get jobs as Opera singers and the both of them find love. Lola, with the main Opera Singer named Dante, and Suzie with a gypsy named Cesar, who takes care of the horses. Dante finds out that Suzie is Jewish and ends up telling people, which would put her in danger. So Suzie must decide whether she should flee and go to America to find her father or stay with Cesar. I was truly surprised that I could enjoy a movie like this. Of course this movie has some slow parts, but which movie doesn't? And the performances were truly outstanding. An unrecognizable Cate Blanchett and Johnny Depp seriously were in their characters. But the movie belongs to Christina Ricci. I have seen her play a rebel-type explosives expert, a seductive pregnant 16 year old, a mischievous young teen, a b*tchy lawyer, a perky sorority sister, a freaked out laundry mat owner, Wednesday Addams etc. And now here she is taking on another challenging role as a quiet English accent- opera singer. This movie is really good, and the ONLY other romantic movie I enjoyed was Titanic. (***1/2 out of ****)

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Release Date:

8 December 2000 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,455, 27 May 2001

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Sound Mix:

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Black and White | Color (Duboicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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