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Hideous Kinky (1998)

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Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and ... See full summary »

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Bilal
Bella Riza ...
Bea
Carrie Mullan ...
Lucy
Pierre Clémenti ...
Santoni
Abigail Cruttenden ...
Charlotte
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Ben Said
Sira Stampe ...
Eva
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Sufi Sheikh
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Patricia
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Henning
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Hippy
Mohcine Barmouni ...
Aziz
Annouar Zrika ...
Hicham
Mohamed Cherkaoui ...
Hadaoui
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Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and interesting culture as they tag along on their mother's search for freedom and love. It is told through the eyes of the youngest girl, and we learn her observations on life, Mum, and determined sister, Bea. Written by Jesse Payne <RUbabes@aol.com>

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A Journey to Love See more »

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Drama | Romance

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

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Release Date:

13 January 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A marokkói kaland  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£136,980 (UK) (5 February 1999)

Gross:

$1,262,786 (USA) (13 August 1999)
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Trivia

The title of the film and book comes from the only two words the two girls remember their mum's friend saying "Hideous" and "Kinky". Bea in particular uses the words in a game that the girls play which is similar to "tag" but if she shouts "Hideous Kinky" before her sister tags her she is free. See more »

Quotes

Bea: It's because I flooded the bathroom and the ceiling fell in and the cats ran off, that's when she started talking about Marocco and the sufi's. Mom says a sufi doesn't ask who a sufi is... so what the hell is a sufi anyway?
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Featured in Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006) See more »

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Here Comes the Sun
Written by George Harrison
Performed by Richie Havens
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A movie that rewards you to the degree of your own insights
7 January 2001 | by (Port Townsend wa) – See all my reviews

This film has all the qualities of an exquisite poem: the rhythm of feeling, the power of understated experience, the slender and subtle plot. Some elements of this story--the existential search for identity, the lack of obvious momentum, the subjective encounter with alternative civilisations etc.--are very much out of fashion at the moment, as is evident from several reviews. Poetry may be out of fashion for similar reasons, but probably not forever. I admire this film as a gesture of art, one that enriches the viewer without spelling out a heavy-handed individualistic message. I hope we will see more movies like this one.


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