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Story

Fans of the testudinate pace and art-house vibe of writer-director Sally Potter's other works (Orlando, The Tango Lesson) will likely enjoy The Man Who Cried. Fegele (Christina Ricci) is a Russian Jew separated from her father as a child. Raised as "Susie" by an English family, she makes her way to Paris, where although the city's multiculturalism is vibrant, the Nazis are already on the rise and the secret of her origin becomes increasingly dangerous. The cast of The Man Who Cried is excellent; Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp, John Turturro, and Harry Dean Stanton all do fine jobs in what could have easily degenerated into an accentfest. Depp and Ricci do very well with minimal dialogue--both go through the entire movie almost without speaking. The film moves at a leisurely pace and is beautifully shot. Not a film to show to a roomful of action movie fans, but it's well suited to people who like their films a little more European in flavor. --Ali Davis

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • DTS Surround Sound
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Christina RicciSuzie
Cate BlanchettLola
Johnny DeppCesar
Harry Dean StantonFelix Perlman
John TurturroDante Dominio

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Sally Potter
  • Producer: Universal
  • Length: 100 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 2000
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe12
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 2, 2003
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