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Kissed (1996)

 -  Drama  -  11 April 1997 (USA)
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Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.

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Matt
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Mr. Wallis
Natasha Morley ...
Young Sandra
Jessie Winter Mudie ...
Carol
James Timmons ...
Jan
Joe Maffei ...
Biology Teacher
Robert Thurston ...
Detective
Annabel Kershaw ...
Mother Larson
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Father Larson
Amber Warnat ...
Lisa Brown
Bill Finck ...
Minister
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Mourner
Edward Davey ...
Embalming Prof.
Hamish Wilson ...
Gurney Goner - Cadaver
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Sandra Larson has always been fascinated by the entire sensory experience surrounding death: its touch, smell and look. As a child, she would search out dead animals and perform ritualistic burials. As a young woman, Sandra gets a job at Wallis Funeral Home, first as a general assistant, then progressing to study to become an embalmer. At the funeral home, she begins to take her fascination with death to the next level by becoming a necrophiliac. But she also begins her first ever relationship with Matt, a medical student, with who she is totally open about her necrophilia. He finds this aspect of her compelling. He becomes all consumed with her as she is consumed with dead people. The questions become how far he will take this fascination with her to understand fully what is going through her emotional being, how far she will allow him to go, and how far can her feelings for him extend as a live being. Written by Huggo

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Love Knows No Bounds.

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Rated R for aberrant sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$34,552 (USA) (11 April 1997)

Gross:

$465,417 (USA) (16 May 1997)
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When Mr. Wallis is teaching Sandra to aspirate the corpse he pushes the trocar straight in. In reality the trocar would be inserted at an angle and then be inserted in a complete circle to insure as much fluid as possible is removed. Also the body would be bathed after embalming. See more »

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Sandra Larson: When you die, your life... flashes, and you disintegrate, radiating energy. When a thing turns into its opposite, when love becomes hate, there are always sparks. But when life turns into death, it's explosive. There are streaks of light, magical, and electrifying. Everyone senses something, some energy, some spirit, some sort of illumination, But I see it. I've seen bodies shining like stars. Some say there's no soul, no afterlife, that life and death is the straightest line on ...
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Bounds Of Love
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I see dead people ...
20 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

... and Molly Parker is having sex with all of them!

If you're like me, then you saw Parker's mesmerizing performance in Center of the World and searched out more of her work. In "Kissed," she's excellent and almost enough to pull this film up to the level to which it aspires.

Give "Kissed" credit for having the guts to make necrophelia such a dominant theme, but at the same time, that's its downfall, too. Sure, necrophelia is symbolic of something greater (attempting to get closer to God and Heaven), and we're supposed to recognize it as a device. But necrophelia still is a sickness, and I have a hard time accepting that it can be anything other than extremely deviant.


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