• Neil Jordan
  • Ireland, Great Britan
  • 1982
  • 92'

Neil Jordan’s debut is a crime drama about Danny, a saxophonist who embarks on a revenge mission when the girl he befriended after she had witnessed the murder of his band’s manager herself gets killed. In the search for the killers and answer to the eternal question – “Why?” – the only thing Danny finds are more questions, as he eventually becomes a murderer himself. The film’s melancholic, dreamlike atmosphere will later become one of Jordan’s stylistic signatures, and the actor playing Danny, Stephen Rea, one of his regular associates. The film was criticized for depoliticizing violence in Northern Ireland.

Neil Jordan

Director and writer born in Ireland in 1950. His diverse body of work includes hits like Interview with the Vampire, but some commercial failures as well, like We’re No Angels. The Crying Game earned him an Academy Award for Best Writing. Other notable works include The Company of Wolves (1984), Michael Collins (1996), The Butcher Boy (1997), and The End of the Affair (1999).


Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Channel Four Films, Motion Picture Company of Ireland
Veronica Quilligan, Stephen Rea, Alan Devlin, Peter Caffrey, Honor Heffernan, Lise Ann McLaughlin, Ian McElhinney, Derek Lord, Ray McAnally, Donal McCann, Marie Kean, Don Foley, Gerard McSorley, Liz Bono
Chris Menges
J. Patrick Duffner
Barry Blackmore, John Boorman

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