Film Analysis: The Crying Game

with Bernard Feinberg, MD

 

Crying Game

Commentary on the movie by Bernard Feinberg, MD.  Originally produced for the Celluloid Couch series of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.

This is certainly a one-of-a-kind film.  A man desires an alluring and mysterious woman.  The woman is sphinx-like in that she knows some vital truth about the situation which the man has to discover for himself. The paradox lies in the fact that the truth, which the man eventually discovers, is the very thing which stands in the way of their union.