The Troubles provide the backdrop for a study of sexual intrigue in this landmark 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 sexual stereotypes and remains a powerful and poignant exploration of gender and identity.
Cast and Crew:
Director: Neil Jordan (Byzantium, Michael Collins, Mona Lisa)
Cast: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Good Morning Vietnam), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Blackadder), Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, War & Peace)
Awards and Reviews:
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards and winner for Best Original Screenplay (1993)
Nominated for 7 BAFTAs and winner for Best British Film (1993)
Winner of 19 International Awards
‘…guaranteed a place in cinematic history’ Film4
‘A beguiling, eccentric blend of romantic drama and political thriller’ **** Empire
‘A film that wants to do something unexpected and challenging and succeeds even beyond its ambitions’ Roger Ebert
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