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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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Cast

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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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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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6 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Кика  »

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$2,093,370 (USA)
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Trivia

Miriam Díaz-Aroca and Penélope Cruz were also considered for the lead. See more »

Connections

Features The Prowler (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Youkali, Tango Habanera
Composed by Kurt Weill
Performed by Armadillo String Quartet
Courtesy of A&M Records (c) 1985
(from the album "Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill")
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Great commentary on the influence of media in our lives
12 January 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

What everyone in the press seemed to miss about this film was that it was a spoof on the media and especially the talk show mentality which has come to dominate our lives. The central figure of the film is not so much Kika as it is Caracortada (scarface) who runs a real life television program featuring live footage from video cameras. She chases down much of this footage herself, having a camera inserted into a helmet and flying around town on a motor scooter. We are drawn into this web -- during the middle of a rape sequence, the rapist actually says something funny -- and in the audience with whom I saw the film when it premiered, many laughed (and then somehow gasped that they were laughing in the middle of a rape scene). That is as nearly perfect as black comedy gets. Following the rape, Caracortada interviews the victim and asks "How big was he?" Isn't this indicative of the intrusiveness of media in our lives? How did the press and so many commentators miss it?


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