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Esther Freud (novel)
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Release Date:
26 April 1999 (USA) See more »
It's not just an adventure... It's a love affair. See more »
Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kate Winslet ... Julia

Saïd Taghmaoui ... Bilal
Bella Riza ... Bea
Carrie Mullan ... Lucy
Pierre Clémenti ... Santoni
Abigail Cruttenden ... Charlotte

Ahmed Boulane ... Ben Said
Sira Stampe ... Eva

Amidou ... Sufi Sheikh

Michelle Fairley ... Patricia

Kevin McKidd ... Henning

Peter Youngblood Hills ... Hippy
Mohcine Barmouni ... Aziz
Annouar Zrika ... Hicham
Mohamed Cherkaoui ... Hadaoui
Abderrahim Bargache ... Doctor
Khaldi Cherif ... Village Elder
Ahmed Madha ... Poet
Frédérique Zepter ... Translator
Salah-Dine Fenjirou ... Bank Clerk
Roukia Bent H'mad ... Bilal's Wife
Hassan Bajja ... Policeman
Abdellatif Jamal Saadi ... Sufi Gate Man
Lisa Orgolini ... Tourist
David Baxt ... Tourist
Fadila Benmoussa ... Hotel Lady
Khadija Adly ... Hotel Lady
Malika Khaldi ... Hotel Lady
Khadija Belkiyal ... Hotel Lady
Abdelkader Lofti ... Ticket Clerk (as Abdelkader Lotfi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jim Threapleton ... Man sitting on a wall. (uncredited)

Directed by
Gillies MacKinnon 
Writing credits
Esther Freud (novel)

Billy MacKinnon (writer)

Produced by
Marina Gefter .... co-producer
Annabel Karouby .... co-producer
Simon Relph .... executive producer
Paul Sarony .... line producer
Pierre Sayag .... line producer: France
Emmanuel Schlumberger .... co-producer
Ann Scott .... producer
Mark Shivas .... executive producer
Original Music by
John E. Keane  (as John Keane)
Cinematography by
John de Borman 
Film Editing by
Pia Di Ciaula 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
Production Design by
Pierre Gompertz 
Louise Marzaroli 
Art Direction by
Jon Henson 
Costume Design by
Kate Carin 
Makeup Department
Khalid Alami .... makeup assistant
Mel Gibson .... hair designer
Mel Gibson .... makeup designer
Alison Munn .... makeup dailies
Majdouline Rimmel .... makeup dailies
Lesa Warrener .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hilary Benson .... production manager
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Omar Jawal .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adil Abdelwahab .... third assistant director
Larbi Idrissi .... third assistant director
Billy MacKinnon .... second unit director
Mohamed Nesrate .... first assistant director
Jim Threapleton .... third assistant director
Beni Turkson .... second assistant director
Stephen Woolfenden .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mustapha Benkiram .... carpenter
Cristina Casali .... set dresser
Fran Cooper .... property buyer: UK
Miloud El Kanaoui .... dressing prop
Said El Kounti .... assistant property buyer
Ahmed Ghounaim .... forward constructor
Mustapha Haouas .... dressing prop
Christopher Higson .... stand-by carpenter
Hadj Lahcen Kahia .... assistant art director
Mike Malik .... property master
Mark Pritchard .... construction manager
Lucy Reeves .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... dubbing mixer
Jean-Marie Blondel .... boom operator
Bruno Charier .... sound recordist
Bruno Charier .... sound
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Anthony Faust .... foley editor
Said Ghounaim .... sound trainee
Zane Hayward .... supervising sound editor
Stewart Henderson .... dialogue editor
Hugh Johnson .... dubbing assistant
Dave McGrath .... adr editor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Bernard O'Reilly .... foley recordist (uncredited)
James Seddon .... dolby consultant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John Lockwood .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Courtney Vanderslice .... head of production: Cinesite (uncredited)
Stuart St. Paul .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sophie Baker .... still photographer
Habib Bensalem .... electrician
Andy Curling .... best boy
My Mustapha Elidrissi .... camera labourer
Rosalyn Ellis .... clapper loader
Brandon Evans .... generator operator
El Wafi Hassani .... lighting technician
Lahcen Herraf .... stand-by rigger
Steve Kitchen .... gaffer
Said Lagbouri .... trainee electrician
Abdellilah Laghrissi .... electrician
Joshua Lee .... camera trainee
Azeddine Mazile .... generator operator
Alastair Rae .... Steadicam operator
Richard Stone .... stand-by rigger
Robin Stone .... grip
My Youssef Taoufik .... trainee electrician
Youssef Taoufik .... camera labourer
Chyna Thomson .... focus puller
Chris Weightman .... camera car
Lorna Will .... second focus puller
Casting Department
Ahmed Abounouom .... casting assistant: Morocco
Juliette Ménager .... casting: France
Kate Bryden .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Saad Fekhari .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margie Fortune .... wardrobe assistant
Alan Lewandowski .... wardrobe truck
John Norster .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
Gavin Buckley .... conforming editor
Giles Gardner .... conforming editor
James Lingard .... first assistant editor
Gabrielle Smith .... conforming editor (as Gabby Smith)
Music Department
Liz Gallacher .... music consultant
Transportation Department
Larbi Ben Bella .... driver: caravans/minibus
Noureddine Benchhiba .... driver
Mustapha Bendari .... driver
Abdessamad Bounagui .... driver
Graham Cheetham .... driver: make-up truck
Abdelilah El Hamsaoui .... driver
Abdellatif Faraj .... driver
Mounim Hajjam .... driver
Amine Jibari .... driver
Lahcen Khouya .... driver
Hussein Larbi .... driver: caravans/minibus
Paul Rosevear .... tracking vehicle
Other crew
Tahar Ajoualil .... electrical labourer
Khadija Alami .... production coordinator
Mohamed Rachid Alami .... cashier
Andy Aldridge .... caterer
Catherine Amesbury .... chaperone
Tayo Awoniyi .... assistant trainee: FT2
Hassan Bajja .... location manager
Soumaya Bellafquih .... assistant to director
Driss Benchhiba .... location assistant
Fatima Benrahma .... production secretary
Brahim Boukili El Hassani .... tea boy
Khalil Boulahcen .... tutor
Martine Bourdon .... accountant: France
Emile Bradshaw .... assistant trainee: FT2
Ian Buchan .... production secretary
Kibire Charkaoui .... electrical labourer
Dounia Chirat .... stand-in
Richard Corfield .... caterer
Brendan Donnison .... adr loop group
Housseine El Demlak .... stand-in
Nadia El Fatima .... stand-in
Fatiha Farsani .... stand-in
Mustapha Fathi .... crowd marshall
Linda Gamble .... unit publicist
Stephanie Guerrasio .... script editor
Darmouch Hafid .... accounting assistant
Jim Hajicosta .... production accountant
Aziz Hamichi .... production runner
Hakima Hammoudi .... unit nurse
Susanna Lenton .... script supervisor
Ann Lynch .... production coordinator
Barry Marsdon .... tutor
Anna Ritchie .... chaperone
Amanda Scott .... assistant: Kate Winslet
Afraa Steila .... stand-in
Colin Stredwick .... caterer
Abderrahim Taha .... location assistant
Richard Wood .... assistant accountant
Richard Morrison .... title designer (uncredited)
Flore Rougier .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Goodbye Morocco" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for some sexuality and language
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | France:U | Germany:6 | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | UK:12 (re-rating) (2010) | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Lucy:Mom, when can we have rice pudding again?
Julia:As soon as the check comes from your father.
Bea:Sure, father Christmas!
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Movie Connections:
Baba Baba MektoubiSee more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Looks great but is a bit aimless at times, 11 January 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

The story of two young girls and their mother who leave London to live in Morocco to allow their mother, Julia, to discover herself. Once there they find many things ranging from love, happiness to poverty and loss against the backdrop of Morocco.

This is an interesting film that I must admit I did have high hopes for. All I heard about this was good with critics praising it pretty roundly. The story itself is pretty thin. It is not exactly linear as it focuses on experiences rather than a straight series of happenings. The effect of this to me was to make the film feel rambling and that it wasn't going anywhere - it certainly felt longer than it's 90 minute run time. The "adventures", for want of a better word, are very interesting and sometimes moving but they do give the impression that the film wants to give the audience a feeling or an experience rather than a story.

Visually the film is beautiful and Morocco is well shot - both breathtaking landscapes and realistic scenes of poverty, but this doesn't make up for the lack of story. Some people may feel that the scenery is enough to watch the film for but not me. The acting is also faultless - Riza and Mullan are excellent as Bea and Lucy, while Winslet is also strong as Julia. The main problem with the story is that it is quite focused on Julia and she is such a selfish, unpleasant character at times that it makes it hard to stay with her all the time. I didn't feel that I could learn anything from her travels and at times I was just amazed that such a spoilt Westerner would just act in such a way as to hurt her daughters either directly or indirectly. The daughters were great characters and were worthy of all the interest and sympathy that the script gives them. But Winslet's character is a major turn-off.

Overall it looks great with great performances. But the lack of a coherent story or message is a bit frustrating and can make it feel a bit aimless.

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