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

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References La mano de un hombre muerto (1962) See more »

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The Car Lot, the Package
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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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This Borders on the Obscene...
6 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

Pedro Almodovar makes some stylish, colorful movies and he loves his women. This film is no exception in that matter, possibly being the closest to an obscene movie that he has made (the sex scenes go beyond what you might expect from Cinemax-type movies!). It is interesting how what the Europeans do is "art" and if the Americans do it, it is smut.

Peter Coyote has a smaller, supporting role. Exactly how he got in this film, I have no idea. And it sounds like he must have been dubbed, because the voice coming out of him is certainly not his. What strange casting. Not unique, I suppose, as many Italian films had American actors...


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