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Original title Boys Don't Cry
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Production country
Production company
Classification Tillåten från 15 år
Swedish release 2000-01-14



Original title
Swedish release title



Hilary Swank Brandon Teena
Chloë Sevigny Lana
Peter Saarsgard John
Brendan Sexton III Tom
Alison Folland Kate
Alicia Goranson Candance
Matt McGrath Lonny
Rob Campbell Brian
Jeanetta Arnette Lanas mor
Cheyenne Rushing Nicole
Josh Ridgway kassören
Craig Erickson man på bensinstationen
Libby Villari sköterskan
Gail Cronauer butiksbiträdet
Ryan Thomas Brockington Kiss


Production company Killer Films
Hart-Sharp Entertainment
Fox Searchlight Pictures
The Independent Film Channel
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) AB Fox Film 2000
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) SF Home Entertainment 2005

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 136455
Date 1999-11-05
Classification Tillåten från 15 år
Original length 3247 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 498-529-465-565-592-598

Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Sound type Sound
Sound system Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording
Colour type Colour
Colour system DeLuxe Color
Frames per second 24

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2000-01-14 Svea Göteborg Sweden 118 min
2000-01-14 Kino Lund Sweden 118 min
2000-01-14 Spegeln Malmö Sweden 118 min
2000-01-14 Grand Stockholm Sweden 118 min
2000-01-14 Victoria Stockholm Sweden 118 min
TV showing 2004-06-08 TV4 Sweden 114 min
2005-10-01 TV4 Sweden 114 min
First showing 1999-10-08 New York USA
Festival showing 1999-09-02 Venedig Italy
DVD release 2005-09-28 Sweden


Nominated for the Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2001 Best Foreign Language Film

Holdings Film

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Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 3235

Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm

Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100

Holdings Stills

Black and white print 3
Slides 2
Album No

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