About

Irish Republican Army member Fergus forms an unexpected bond with Jody, a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude and Maguire. Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil, in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surp...

7.3
90
Directed by

Neil Jordan

Written by

Neil Jordan (Screenplay)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland

Language

English

Tagline

Play At Your Own Risk.

Cast

Keywords

gay soldier male homosexuality gay interest teenage crush love of one's life hostage transvestism political unrest northern ireland

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#26 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing

Oscar nomination for Best Picture