Boys Don't Cry is based on the true story of Brandon Teena. He moved to Falls City, Nebraska, where everyone in the community was charmed by him and took him to their hearts. He found a girlfriend and everything seemed to be alright. But Brandon turned out to be someone else - the girl Teena. The disclosure triggered a chain reaction of events which culminated in a triple murder where Brandon Teena was one of the victims.

Title
Boys don’t cry
Director
Kimberly Pierce
Country
USA
Length
114 min
Festival
1999
Section
Competition
Language
English
Production year
1999
Cast
Chloë Sevigny, Hilary Swank, Peter Sarsgard
Producer
Eva Kolodner, Jeff Sharp
Script
Andy Bienen, Kimberley Price
Music
Nathan Larson

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