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‘This might be the least fun I’ve ever had on the beach.’
Men have a difficult time connecting with their feelings – or, at least, so goes popular thinking. In The Crying Game, the US director Brent Hoff puts the myth of the emotionally withdrawn male to the test by coordinating a competition that challenges four grown men to cry as quickly as possible. The result is a fascinating, frequently funny and totally unscientific look at men’s relationship with tears – with a surprise twist at the end.
Director: Brent Hoff
Producer: Emily Doe, Brent Hoff
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Philosophy of mind
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Sex and sexuality
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Film and visual culture
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Nature and landscape
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Animals and humans
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