Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Crying Game
Director: Neil Jordan
Cast: Steven Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Adrian Dunbar, Tony Slattery, Jim Broadbent, Birdy Sweeney, Ralph Brown

Fergus, a member of the IRA, forms an unusual relationship with a British soldier captured near Belfast, and later to his girlfriend in London. Neil Jordan's weird and wonderful film takes a left turn every time you think you know where it's heading. It starts as a grim political drama and ends as an unexpectedly sweet love story. Jordan's Oscar winning screenplay is peppered with offbeat humour. Steven Rea and Jaye Davidson give memorable performances.