Combustible Celluloid
 
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With: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Harry Dean Stanton
Written by: Sally Potter
Directed by: Sally Potter
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality
Running Time: 97
Date: 09/02/2000
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The Man Who Cried (2001)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Gypsy King

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Sally Potter (Orlando and The Tango Lesson) directs this wonderfullyrestrained look at a Jewish immigrant singer (Christina Ricci) raised in Englandand working in a Paris opera. The film brings grace and balance to the traditionalHolocaust story, forgoing any of the usual horror show. Ricci brings adelightful gravity to her character, who falls for a Gypsy horseman (JohnnyDepp), another outcast. Potter makes beautiful use of music, including a knowledgeof when not to use it, a skill most filmmakers do no possess. John Turturro, CateBlanchett, and Harry Dean Stanton also star.

DVD Details: That's my quote on the back of the box, lifted from my 2001 interview with Sally Potter.

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