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Kika (1993)

 -  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 (as Veronica Forque)
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Nicholas
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Andrea Caracortada
Àlex Casanovas ...
Ramón (as Alex 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 (as Jesus Bonilla)
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Policía
Manuel Bandera ...
Chico Carretera
Charo López ...
Rafaela (as Charo Lopez)
Francisca Caballero ...
Doña Paquita
Mónica Bardem ...
Paca (as Monica Bardem)
Joaquín Climent ...
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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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Comedy

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Release Date:

6 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$2,093,370 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Features The Prowler (1951) 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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Fun scenes make up for weak story
4 August 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This was the first Almodóvar film that I saw, and I would still say that it's one of his better movies. It's yet another highly unusual film by the Spanish director, filled with weird situations and his typically unorthodox style. The story is actually somewhat flimsy, and I didn't much care about what would happen to the main characters. However, I enjoyed this film because I liked a high number of the silly jokes. Like all Almodóvar films, this definitely isn't for all tastes, but if you like unconventional films, this is a pretty good choice.


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