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Killing Me Softly (2002)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Romance  -  21 June 2002 (UK)
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A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer.

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(as Chen Kaige)

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A London website designer opts out of her comfortable but ordinary relationship with a nice boyfriend when she forms a dangerously obsessive bond with a handsome, mysterious mountaineer, who turns out to have some secrets. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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How do you escape... what you can't resist? (UK DVD) See more »


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

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21 June 2002 (UK)  »

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Killing Me Softly  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,613 (Hong Kong) (9 May 2003)

Gross:

$20,613 (Hong Kong) (9 May 2003)
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Trivia

In the picture of a naked Adele you can see a statue in the background. This is a reference to the Dutch translation of 'Nicci French''s novel "Killing me Softly" ("Bezeten van mij" in Dutch), as those certain statues are always used as covers in Dutch translations of Nicci French. See more »

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Alice's bra is alternately on/off between shots during the love-making scene in the library. See more »

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A good movie, unjustly prosecuted by the critics...
16 January 2007 | by (Monaco) – See all my reviews

I fail to understand why all the critics are coming down on this film with such vicious fury. Granted, this is not a Hitchcockian masterpiece, but please, give the movie a break. The same critics give decent marks for movies which are really way below this one, and sometimes even to pure trash, as long as they have a good Hollywood pedigree. Well, this one may not have the proper pedigree, but I nevertheless found it to be a very decent thriller, one that kept me interested and on edge most of the time, had a plausible story, and one whose ending was not totally predictable (which is more than you can say for most thrillers nowadays).

All in all, a good evenings entertainment for adults, well worth watching.


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