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Hideous Kinky (1998)

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
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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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It's not just an adventure... It's a love affair. See more »


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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

Kate Winslet met her first husband, Jim Threapleton, on the set of this film. He was the third assistant director. See more »

Quotes

Julia: So, how was your first day at school?
Bea: Well, a little girl wet herself.
Julia: [laughs] And?
Bea: The teacher took her to the front of the class
[pause]
Bea: and beat her
[pause]
Bea: and beat her with a cane
[pause]
Bea: until she stopped crying and than she beat her some more
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In Search of The Well
Performed by Rabih Abou-Kahlil"
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fascinating
22 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a really fascinating film, extremely well-acted (the two little girls are especially good), whose only flaw is an ending that is a bit too neat. The soundtrack is wonderful: traditional Moroccan music mixed with some very well-chosen popular songs of the period. Using "White Rabbit" to accompany Julia's frantic search for her missing daughter is a particularly good choice.

"Hideous Kinky" serves as a reminder of something that seems shocking now -- just 30 years ago, a whole class of educated Western women sought enlightenment, and even liberation, in Islam. One wonders: what became of these women? Did they remain in Islam? Have they survived the rising tide of fundamentalism? And what of their children? What is their cultural legacy? What burdens do they bear?


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