Northern Ireland’s Troubles provide the backdrop for a study of sexual intrigue in The Crying Game, the landmark 1992 British drama from director Neil Jordan (Michael Collins, Interview with the Vampire) and producer Stephen Woolley (Carol).
When British soldier Jody (Forest Whitaker) is kidnapped by the IRA, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with his captor, Fergus (Stephen Rea). When the abduction goes awry, Fergus leaves for London where he becomes embroiled in a curious love triangle with Dil (Jaye Davidson), Jody’s beautiful girlfriend.
Full of suspense, mystery and intrigue, this Academy Award-winning thriller challenged mainstream stereotypes and remains a powerful and poignant exploration of gender and identity. The memorable soundtrack includes The Crying Game sung by Boy George and produced by Pet Shop Boys.
The Crying Game will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in a Dual Format Edition by the BFI on 20 February 2017 at the RRP of £19.99, preceded by a 25th Anniversary screening at BFI Southbank on Wednesday 15 February, followed by a Q&A with special guests from cast and crew.
Dual Format special features:
The Making of The Crying Game (51 mins)
Audio commentary with writer and director Neil Jordan
Alternative ending with commentary by Neil Jordan (5 mins)
Northern Troubles (9 mins)
Illustrated booklet with essays by Ashley Clark, Juliet Jacques and Brian Hoyle, and full film credits
25th Anniversary Screening + Q&A, Weds 15 Feb 20:10 NFT1, BFI Southbank
Following the film screening, director Neil Jordan, producer Stephen Woolley, actor Stephen Rea (with other cast members TBC) and costume designer Sandy Powell, will be on stage for a Q&A, hosted by Jane Giles, author of The Crying Game (BFI Modern Classics).