The Man Who Cried


1h 39m 2000

Brief Synopsis

In 1927, fleeing persecution, a Russian Jewish girl named Fegele is bundled off on a boat to England. Fegele is re-named Suzie, sent to a Christian foster home and to school where she learns to sing. 10 years later she leaves England for Paris, where she becomes a chorus girl and befriends ambitious

Film Details

Also Known As
Man Who Cried
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Period
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Angels the Costumiers; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Bbc Archives; Blowup; British Screen Finance; Central Color; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Cosprop; Duboi; Eclair Group; Global Music Service; International Film Guarantors; Le Studio Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; Midnight Transfer; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Set Meals; Sony Classical; Steeple Post Production Services Ltd; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Sylvia Wheeler Film Services Ltd.; Technicolor; Working Title Films
Distribution Company
Universal Focus; Cts; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; Lauren Films; Mars Distribution; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); United International Pictures; Universal Focus; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Paris, France; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

In 1927, fleeing persecution, a Russian Jewish girl named Fegele is bundled off on a boat to England. Fegele is re-named Suzie, sent to a Christian foster home and to school where she learns to sing. 10 years later she leaves England for Paris, where she becomes a chorus girl and befriends ambitious dancer Lola. Together Lola and Suzie find jobs in a new opera company. Suzie falls in love with gypsy horse-handler Cesar, while Lola falls for Dante Dominio, an arrogant opera singer. When the German army invades Paris, Dante and Lola immediately collaborate with the Nazis, while Suzie joins Cesar and his band of gypsy musicians. The Nazis have plans to round up the Jews and the Gypsies. When Dante betrays Suzie, Lola decides to leave him: she tells Suzie that she will help them both get out. Suzie wants to stay and fight, but eventually agrees to leave. Once in America, Suzie continues her search for her father, which finally leads her to Hollywood...

Cast

Christina Ricci

Suzie

Cate Blanchett

Lola

Johnny Depp

Cesar

John Turturro

Dante Dominio

Harry Dean Stanton

Felix Perlman

Oleg Yankovsky

Father

Claudia Lander-duke

Young Suzie

Danny Scheinmann

Man In Suit

Anna Tzelniker

Mother Of Man In Suit

Barry Davis

Man In Village

Thom Osborn

Man In Village

Frank Chersky

Man In Village

Daniel Hart

Man In Village

Peter Majer

Man In Village

Hana Maria Pravda

Grandmother

Ayala Meir

Child

Abraham Hassan

Child

Lloyd Martin

Child

Uri Meir

Child

Sophie Richman

Child

Theo Wishart

Child

Michael Mount

Boy In Cart

Harry Flinder

Boy In Cart

Danny Richman

Man In Cart

Victor Sobtchak

Man At Port

Sue Cleaver

Red Cross Woman

Clifford Barry

English Port Official

Paul Clayton

Second Official

Diana Hoddinott

Foster Mother

Richard Albrecht

Foster Father

Ornella Bryant

Playground Bully

Sam Friend

Playground Bully

Isabella Melling

Playground Bully

Alan David

Welch Teacher

Imogen Claire

Audition Mistress

Miriam Karlin

Madame Goldstein

Consuelo De Haviland

Party Hostess

Katia Labeque

Pianist

Marielle Labeque

Pianist

George Yiasoumi

Reporter

Pablo Veron

Dancing Romany

Odile Roire

Opera Chorus

Brigitte Boucher

Opera Chorus

Norah Krief

Opera Chorus

Helene Hardouin

Opera Chorus

Hugues Dalmagro

Romany Brother

Cedric Gary

Romany Brother

Saifi Ghoul

Romany Boy

Manfred Andrae

German Officer

Richard Sammel

German Officer Pianist

Ahmet Zirek

Father Of Boy

Don Fellows

Joe

Joyce Springer

Refugee Worker

Cyril Shaps

Older Man In Sweatshop

Anna Korwin

Woman In Sweatshop

Mark Ivanir

Man In Sweatshop

Alfred Hoffman

Man In Sweatshop

Bernard Spear

Man In Sweatshop

Damien Puckler

Studio Assistant

David Baxt

Studio Lawyer

Katherine Hogarth

Father'S New Wife

Patrick Clarke

Son

Bridget Clarke

Daughter

Chris Gillespie

Nurse

Salvatore Licitra

Performer

David Arch

Performer

Katia Labeque

Performer

Marielle Labeque

Performer

Hana-maria Pravda

Consuelo Dehaviland

Alan David

Crew

Betty Ainslie

Assistant Accountant

Alex Alexander

Stand-In (For Oleg Yankovskiy)

Laurent Alexandre

Stunt Man (For Johnny Depp)

David Anders

Stunt Performer

Collette Appleby

Stand-In (For Cate Blanchett)

Karl Apsey

Carpenter

Leon Apsey

Head Carpenter

Jan Archibald

Chief Hair Designer

Joelle Balland

Stunt Coordinator

Diane Balser

Special Thanks

Pierre Bandini

Dressing Props

Felicia Banu

Romany Liaison

Matthew Barr

Assistant Music Editor

Francois Barre

Assistant Dressing Props

John Bartram

Utility Stand-In

Keith Batterbee

Other

Felix Baudouin

Driver

Christophe Belena

Supervisor

Francois Bell

Floor Runner

Xavier-david Benkemoun

Location Scout

Nigel Bennett

Assistant (To Re-Recording Mixer)

Sulaiman Malcolm Bensted

Other

Simona Benzakein

Co-Producer

Barbara Berkery

Dialect Coach

Grietje Besterman

Underwater Camera Assistant

Ludovic Beurton

Other

Tim Bevan

Executive Producer

Bruce Bigg

Supervising Propman

Peter Bigg

Dressing Props

Eric Bigot

Dresser

Barry Bilotti

Generator Operator

Iva Bittova

Song Performer ("Dido'S Lament (From 'Dido & Aeneas')" "Di Quella Pira (From 'Ill Trovatore')" "Dido'S Lament (From 'Dido & Aeneas')" "Gloomy Sunday" "Close Your Eyes")

Georges Bizet

Music ("Je Crois Entendre Encore ( From 'The Pearl Fishers' 'Yiddish Version'))

Mathias Bocquillon

Driver

Bernard Boivin

Construction Manager

Jerome Borenstein

1st Assistant Director

Coralie Boulay

Scan Assistant

Fabrice Bourderioux

Grip

Dennis Bovington

Carpenter

Andy Bradford

Stunt Coordinator

Richard Bradshaw

Stunt Performer

Madame Brigitte Brauner

Special Thanks

Andre Brizard

Other

Alan P Brooks

Carpenter

Linda Bruce

Line Producer

David Bubb

Construction Manager

Alastair Bullock

Other

Anita Burger

Hairdresser

Ricky Butt

Foley Artist

Alexandra Cann

Special Thanks

Fabio Cardascia

Utility Stand-In

Tony Cardenas

Rigging Electrician

Gerard Carrissimoux

Hairdresser

David Carter

Other

Desmond Carter

Song ("Gloomy Sunday")

Marc Casi

Grip

Helene Chalant

Driver

Ivan Chandler

Music Supervisor

Sophie Chiabaut

Boom Operator

Fred Chiverton

Driver

Guy Chouard

Other

Lionel Christian

Carpenter

Julie Christie

Special Thanks

Vicky Clark

Wardrobe Assistant

Tania Clarke

2nd Assistant Editor

Andrienne Clarkson

Special Thanks

Daniel Clereci

Carpenter

Andrew Cleyndert

Music Accompaniment ("Gloomy Sunday")

Shaun Cobley

Steadicam Operator

Ian Coffey

2nd Unit (2nd Unit) (Camera) Loade)

Solen Collingnon

Other

Mary Colquhoun

Casting

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Gary Connery

Stunt Performer

Carlos Conti

Production Designer

Sophie Cornet

Assistant Music Editor

Claire Coutelle

Digital Color Grader

Alain Couty

Special Effects

Peter Cowajji

Sound Assitant

Simon Cozens

1st Assistant Editor

David Crenn

Runner/Driver

Oliver Crespin

Chargehand Standby Props

Stephane Cressend

2nd Assistant Art Director

Andrea Cripps

Wardrobe Assistant

Gabe Cronnelly

Stunt Performer

David Crossman

Wardrobe Supervisor

Mick Crowley

Driver

Jim Crowther

3rd Unit Grip

Stephane Cry

Electrician

Jean Dambrin

Carpenter

Sebastien Darbois

Extras Handler

Bill Darby

Location Manager

John Davey

Other

Robyn Davidson

Special Thanks

Colin Davies

Driver

Barry Davis

Yiddish Advisor

E De Curtis

Song ("Torna A Surriento")

G B De Curtis

Song ("Torna A Surriento")

Aaron De Luca

Production Assistant

Severine De Wever

Special Effects Project Supervisor

Brian Dee

Music Accompaniment ("Gloomy Sunday")

Alexis Dellage-toriel

Unit Publicist; Publicity

Patrick Delmas

Carpenter

Thierry Delobel

Other

Amanda Derby

Wardrobe Assistant

Reynald Desbant

Hairdresser

Mark Dijkmeijer

Practical Electrician

Stephane Dittoo

Other

Anne Dolet

Sculptor

Alain Dominiecki

Accountant

Alain Dondin

Best Boy

Roland Dondin

Best Boy

Walter Donohue

Story Editor

Sandrine Douat

Artist Dresser

Juliette Dow

Assistant (To Tim Bevan)

Michael Driscoll

Stagehand

Sonia Duclos

Other

Dean Dunham

Other

Francois Dupuy

Digital Transfer

Jacqueline Durran

1st Costume Design Assistant

Alex Dury

Art Department Assistant

Gregory Eck

Assistant Dressing Props

Lee Edwards

Carpenter

Sian Edwards

Opera Music Conductor

Terry Edwards

Chorus Director ("Di Quella Pira (From 'Ill Trovatore')" (The Royal Opera Chorus/The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House))

Alter Ego

Casting

Alter Ego

Assistant Voice Casting

Louis Elman

Assistant Voice Casting

David Escoffery

Electrician

Dany Everett

Assistant Costume Designer

Penny Eyles

Script Supervisor

Ronald Fallen

Other

Eric Fellner

Executive Producer

Stephane Flock

Driver

Duncan Flower

Assistant Location Manager

Isabel Fonseca

Consultant (Romany)

Richard Fordham

Assistant Sound Editor

Florence Forney

Production Coordinator

Stephane Fortier-durand

Other

Eric Frion

Carpenter

Fred Frith

Other

David Frost

Opera Music Producer

David Frost

Music Producer

Beya Gasmi

Chief Hair Stylist

Peter Gelb

Special Thanks

Diane Gelon

Legal Services

Jean-pierre Gesbert

Grip

Christian Giambiasi

Other

Cyril Gibbons

Health & Safety Officer

David Gibson

Carpenter

Andy Glen

Music Editor

Isabelle Globensky

Sculptor

Jonathan Godfrey

Carpenter

Osvaldo Golijov

Music

Osvaldo Golijov

Song ("Close Your Eyes")

Martin Grange

Vehicle Consultant

Maggie Gray

Set Decorator

Matt Gray

Assistant Art Director

Dominique Green

Special Thanks

Pauline Griffiths

Foley Artist

Karina Gruais

Makeup Artist

Florence Grunfelder

Stand-In (For Christina Ricci)

Philippe Guermouth

Generator Operator

Marc Guidetti

Location Manager

Christian Guillebaut

Carpenter

Bertrand Guinnebault

Other

Pascal Guyot

Carpenter

Bruno Hadjadj

Standby Props

Andre Haidant

Key Grip

Gerard Haidant

Grip

Jeanette Haley

Post-Production Supervisor

Steve Hall

3rd Unit Camera Operator

Karen Halliday

Utility Stand-In

Mark Halloran

Special Thanks To

Peter Hammond

Other

Tony Hannington

Electrician

Bill Hargreaves

Standby Props

Monsieur Jean-pierre Haubensack

Special Thanks

Yann Haugomat

Sculptor

Lindy Hemming

Costume Designer

Annick Hemon

Casting Director (Romany)

Julian Henriques

Special Thanks

Jean-pierre Herve

2nd Unit (2nd Unit) (Camera) Operato)

Brian Higgins

Carpenter

Mathieu Hiltzer

Other

Carin Hoff

Assistant Costume Designer

Rachel Holroyd

Head Of Business Affairs (Working Title Films/United Kingdom)

Peter Holt

Foley Editor

Jason Hopperton

Props Trainee

Ben Howarth

2nd Assistant Director

Sebastien Jacquet

Stand-In (For Johnny Depp)

Nicola Gregory Jarvis

Other

Laszlo Javor

Song ("Gloomy Sunday")

Alexandre Jeanneret

Digital Transfer

Yahn Jeannot

Driver

Kate Jones

Assistant (To Christina Ricci)

Paul Jones

Driver

Alex Joseph

Assistant Sound Editor

Eddy Joseph

Supervising Sound Editor

Jean-francois Juvanon

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Man Who Cried
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Period
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Angels the Costumiers; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Bbc Archives; Blowup; British Screen Finance; Central Color; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Cosprop; Duboi; Eclair Group; Global Music Service; International Film Guarantors; Le Studio Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; Midnight Transfer; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Set Meals; Sony Classical; Steeple Post Production Services Ltd; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Sylvia Wheeler Film Services Ltd.; Technicolor; Working Title Films
Distribution Company
Universal Focus; Cts; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; Lauren Films; Mars Distribution; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); United International Pictures; Universal Focus; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Paris, France; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett) from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Released in United States Summer May 25, 2001

Released in United States on Video January 2, 2002

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 30 - September 9, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.

Project previously in development with Alliance Atlantis.

Project previously in development with Capitol Films.

Completed shooting November 13, 1999.

Began shooting September 4, 1999.

Released in United States Summer May 25, 2001

Released in United States on Video January 2, 2002

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 30 - September 9, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.)