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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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Juana (as Rossy de Palma)
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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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$2,093,370
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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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Features The Prowler (1951) See more »

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Composed by Nicola Salerno and Giuseppe Fanciulli (as G. Fanciulli)
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Hilarious, funny, outrageous
11 June 2003 | by 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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