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The Man Who Cried (2000)

A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.

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Storyline

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. Written by Alexander Lum

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Drama | Music | Romance | War

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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8 December 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Čovjek koji je plakao  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$37,943 (UK) (10 December 2000)

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$739,583 (USA) (14 October 2001)
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Trivia

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. See more »

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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. See more »

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Lola: It's dangerous to love.
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Connections

References Pas de deux (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

E lucevan le stelle
from "Tosca"
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa (uncredited) and Luigi Illica (uncredited)
Performed by Salvatore Licitra with The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Concertmaster Vasko Vassilev
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I will buy the soundtrack for this movie tomorrow.
29 October 2001 | by (Suffolk, England) – See all my reviews

The athmosphere in this film is created by using rich textures and suggestions of scent. It is carried to the audience by heart wrenching music, which touches all senses, enabling the viewer to fill their soul with unearthly beauty. In the wealth of sound and scenes, which are full of symbolism, words become unnecessary, the actors secondary and the direction, supreme. Pure theatre.


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