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Kika (1993)

Unrated | | Comedy | 6 May 1994 (USA)
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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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
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Amparo
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Susana (as Bibí Andersen)
Jesús Bonilla ...
Policía
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Policía
Manuel Bandera ...
Chico Carretera
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Rafaela
Francisca Caballero ...
Dña. Paquita
Mónica Bardem ...
Paca
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Storyline

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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$2,093,370 (USA)
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London Underground banned the film's poster which featured Victoria Abril in an S&M Jean-Paul Gaultier outfit complete with fake breasts, despite the image being used to promote the film everywhere else around the world. See more »

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Features The Prowler (1951) See more »

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Mamá yo quiero
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Performed by Dámaso Pérez Prado
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24 May 2015 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

his universe, his basic ingredients. a fairy tale who becomes in his hand a manifesto. about love, about gestures, about sense of life and force of relationship. nothing new at the first sigh. Victoria Abril in same kind of role of the powerful/seductive woman who impose the order to a complicated/ fragile universe, Peter Coyote as the best choice for Nicholas, Alex Casanovas as a kind of victim who needs the woman's support. adventures, sexuality and cruelty, secrets and strange end are the old solutions for a not comfortable film in the case of Almodovar. but Kika has something different. a strange poetry of scenes, the science of Veronica Forque to give precise nuances to her character in inspired manner.


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