The Man Who Cried (2000)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 37 mins

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A Russian Jewish father emigrates to America in 1923, with a promise to send for his mother and young daughter when he is settled. When his village is burned in a pogrom, his mother is killed and his daughter is separated from other youngsters who make it to the port to emigrate. She ends up on a ship bound for England, where she is renamed Suzie and raised by a British family. Many years later, Suzie's talent for singing and dancing sees her accepted into a Paris dance troupe, where she is befriended by Lola, a fellow dancer from Moscow. Cesar, a handsome brooding gypsy who works with the troupe, later becomes her lover. Lola pursues Dante, an egotistical tenor who is performing in the area. All is well until the Nazis march into Paris, and Suzie's Russian Jewish background places her in danger. She must decide whether to leave Cesar and her friends and continue the search for her father in America.
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Cast: Christina Ricci, Johnny Depp

Crew: Sally Potter (Director), Sacha Vierny (Director of Photography), Osvaldo Golijov (Music Director)

Rating: M (Australia), 15 (South Korea)

Genres: Drama, Family, History, Musical

Release Dates: 08 Dec 2000 (India)

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Did you know? Robert De Niro was originally set to star as Dante Dominio. Read More
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as Suzie
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as Young Suzie
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Screenplay Writer
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Camera and Electrical

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Spoken Languages:
French, Italian, Romanian, Russian
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
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.

When Suzie is following on her bicycle, we can see that it is a multi-speed bike with a rear derailleur, which were not in use until 1949.
This is the last film worked on by the French cinematographer Sacha Vierny.

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

Johnny Depp asked for golden teeth to be put into his mouth to give more realism to his character.

Robert De Niro was originally set to star as Dante Dominio.

The scenes where the people of Paris are shown leaving town because of Nazi occupation were shot just before the morning traffic jammed the streets.

The Place de la Concorde was used by the production as background for some scenes. This came after several weeks of negotiation between the director and producers of the movie, and the mayor of Paris, since the location is rarely closed for movie production. The scenes were shot after midnight and before 6:00 p.m.

Final film of Don Fellows.