Swoon (film)

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Swoon
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Directed byTom Kalin
Produced byChristine Vachon
Written byTom Kalin
Hilton Als
StarringDaniel Schlachet
Craig Chester
Music byJames Bennett
CinematographyEllen Kuras
Edited byTom Kalin
Distributed byFine Line Features
Release date
  • January 1992 (1992-01) (U.S.)
  • September 11, 1992 (1992-09-11) (U.S. general)
Running time
82 mins
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$250,000 (estimated)
Box office$340,147 (US sub-total)

Swoon is a 1992 independent film written and directed by Tom Kalin. It is an account of the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case, focusing more on the homosexuality of the killers than other films based on the case. It stars Daniel Schlachet as Loeb and Craig Chester as Leopold.

Along with the films of Todd Haynes, Gregg Araki and others, Swoon is identified as part of the New Queer Cinema.

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Awards[edit]

  • 1992 Berlin International Film Festival - Caligari Film Award, Best Feature - Tom Kalin
  • 1992 Sundance Film Festival - Cinematography Award (Dramatic) - Ellen Kuras, nominated for Grand Jury Prize
  • 1993 Independent Spirit Awards - Nominated for Best Cinematography (Ellen Kuras), Best Director (Tom Kalin), Best First Feature, and Best Male Lead (Craig Chester)
  • 1992 Gotham Awards - Open Palm Award - Tom Kalin
  • 1992 Stockholm International Film Festival - FIPRESCI Prize for Best Feature, Audience Award
  • 1993 Fantasporto - Directors' Week Award - Tom Kalin

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