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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A confusing mess of a film
14 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film aspires to be something far deeper than it actually achieves and is severely let down by bad to average acting and some very lame dialogue. Whilst the theme is not unique it is edited in such a fashion as to make it incomprehensible.

I'm sure there will be plenty who will disagree and say that this is a stunning debut film purely because it is British, but that is because we have so little to compare.

There are some redeeming aspects of this film, the score being one of them. I am sure that Emily Young can mature into a competent filmmaker if she learns from the failings of 'Kiss of Life'. Ultimately this would be a good student film but certainly isn't worth shelling out for at your local cinema.

At least the Film Council is finally doing what it was created for and is funding new directors in low budget features...even if the result is part of the directors learning curve. Maybe things can only get better?

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