Swoon Information

Swoon is an American independent film written and directed by Tom Kalin, released in 1992. It is an account of the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case, focusing more on the homosexuality of the killers than other movies based on the case. It starred 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.


  • Daniel Schlachet as Richard Loeb
  • Craig Chester as Nathan Leopold Jr.
  • Ron Vawter as State's Attorney Crowe
  • Michael Kirby as Detective Savage
  • Michael Stumm as Doctor Bowman
  • Valda Z. Drabla as Germaine Reinhardt
  • Natalie Stanford as Susan Lurie
  • Glenn Backes as James Day


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

See also

  • Compulsion
  • Rope

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