The Man Who Cried [DVD] [2000]

Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci star in director Sally Potter's visually dramatic movie The Man Who Cried. Universal has done an excellent job on this 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Flaws and imperfections are kept to the bare minimum with only a small amount of edge enhancement showing up in a few key scenes. Otherwise, this is a fine-looking transfer with well-rendered colors and deep, dark black levels. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 in French and English as well as DTS Surround in English. While the audio mix on both of these soundtracks is very crisp and full, the use of surround sounds is limited to only a scant few scenes. Also included on this disc are English subtitles. Sadly, the extra features on this disc clock in at the bare minimum, including some cast and crew information, some production notes, a few DVD-ROM features, and theatrical trailers for the films Rat, Pavilion of Women, Beautiful Creatures, and Buffalo 66.
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  • The Man Who Cried (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (English/French) 2000
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Special Features

  • Theatrical trailer
  • Production notes
  • Cast and filmmakers
  • DVD-ROM features

Synopsis

The Man Who Cried
In this historical drama with music, a gifted singer (Oleg Yankovsky) from a Jewish village in Russia travels to the United States in 1927, leaving behind his young daughter Fegele (Claudia Lander-Duke). Father has promised his family that he'll send for Fegele as soon as he can, but authorities make life hard for the Jewish population, and Fegele is forced to flee with relatives to England. Fegele is adopted by a British family, which renames her Suzie and raises her with little acknowledgement of her ethnic heritage. As she grows to adulthood, Suzie (Christina Ricci) becomes a gifted vocalist and gets a job singing in a nighclub revue in Paris. Before she leaves England, her adopted family presents Suzie with a picture of her father, still believed to be living in America, and she decides she will go to the United States some day and find him. In Paris, Suzie makes friends with Lola (Cate Blanchett), a Russian showgirl in the market for a rich husband. Lola becomes involved with opera star Dante Dominio (John Turturro), and soon both Lola and Suzie are extras in Dominio's company, managed by Felix Perlman (Harry Dean Stanton). As Lola takes up with Dante, Suzie falls for Cesar (Johnny Depp), a poor but handsome gypsy horse trainer. Suzie soon becomes involved with the handsome Cesar, but their happiness proves to be short-lived when the Nazi war machine begins to roll through France. The Man Who Cried was written and directed by Sally Potter, who previously won acclaim for another unusual historical piece, Orlando. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Christina Ricci
    Christina Ricci - Suzie
  • Cate Blanchett
    Cate Blanchett - Lola
  • John Turturro
    John Turturro - Dante
  • Johnny Depp
    Johnny Depp - Cesar
  • Harry Dean Stanton
    Harry Dean Stanton - Felix
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