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Kiss of Life (2003)

 -  Drama  -  2 January 2004 (UK)
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Helen lives in London with her father and her kids. John, her husband, is an aid-worker in Eastern Europe. He has been gone many months. Helen is desperately anxious that he should come ... See full summary »

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Helen lives in London with her father and her kids. John, her husband, is an aid-worker in Eastern Europe. He has been gone many months. Helen is desperately anxious that he should come home. Taking the kids to school one morning, she is killed in a car accident. She remains caught in limbo, trapped between life and death. Many miles away, in war-torn Eastern Europe, John is unaware that his wife has died. As Helen herself is unaware that she is dead¿ Thus begins, a four-day Odyssey: Grandpa and the kids must come to terms with Helen's death; John must travel across a war-torn land as he tries to reach home; and Helen must stand helplessly observing her own existence as it comes back to haunt her - until at last she is reconciled with John, and thus released. Written by Ievute

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4 March 2004 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

A very sad plot plenty of difficulties and unexpected moments. A man was working for UN somewhere in Eastern Europe (Kosovo?) And he got a phone call from his wife, who desperately wanted him to come back. The family had two children, a young lady and a small child, plus their grandfather. Being the man of the house out, his wife became everything at home; she had to take care of the children and his father without any other help. Her husband decided to go for a while back home, to do that he had to go hitchhiking to the border to board a ship back to UK. In the meantime his wife was pushed by a car on the street and died. Children had to self take care. The film tries to be original because the mother is shown after her death trying to take care of everything at home. Many of scenes are part of dreams or nightmares of her children. Finally her husband got back home and she showed herself as if she was quitting. Certainly, the film is quite difficult to follow and you need to put all your brains to realize what's going on. This film is not for relax, you will always be in tension seeing it.


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