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Kika (1993)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy  |  6 May 1994 (USA)
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Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kika
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Nicholas
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Andrea Caracortada
Àlex Casanovas ...
Ramón (as Àlex Casanova)
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Juana (as Rossy de Palma)
Santiago Lajusticia ...
Pablo
Anabel Alonso ...
Amparo
Bibiana Fernández ...
Susana (as Bibí Andersen)
Jesús Bonilla ...
Policía
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Policía
Manuel Bandera ...
Chico Carretera
Charo López ...
Rafaela
Francisca Caballero ...
Dña. Paquita
Mónica Bardem ...
Paca
Joaquín Climent ...
Asesino
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Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ever after but first they have to cope with Kika's affair with Nicolas, the suspicious death of Ramon's mother and the intrusive gaze of tabloid-TV star and Ramon's ex-psychologist Andrea Scarface. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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6 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Кика  »

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$2,093,370 (USA)
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This film marks the first time director Pedro Almodóvar worked with an American actor (Peter Coyote). As of 2013, it remains his only film to do that. See more »

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References Peeping Tom (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Car Lot, the Package
(Suite from "Psycho")
Composed by Bernard Herrmann
Conducted by Tomás Garrido
Arrangement by Juan Carlos Cuello
Mixed by José Vinader
Assisted by Benito Gil and Eduardo Ruiz-Joya
Recorded by José Vinader
Assisted by Benito Gil and Eduardo Ruiz-Joya
Produced by Juanjo Valmorisco
Assisted by Patricia Segovia
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Hilarious, funny, outrageous
11 June 2003 | by (Uppsala, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This was one of the funniest comedies I have ever seen. Almodóvar is in a hilarious, flimsy mood. The convoluted story feels somewhat as if Dario Argento, master of italian giallo, had cooperated with Edika, the not so inhibited french comics maker. Most humour come from the direct, practical and naive manner in which Kika, cosmetologist, handles the most tragic and disturbing situations. Forget about drama - this is a farce, and in the humour lies the usual Almodóvar admiration and wonder over females.


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