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Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)

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Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Atta Yaqub ...
Casim Khan
Roisin Hanlon
Ahmad Riaz ...
Tariq Khan
Shamshad Akhtar ...
Sadia Khan
Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh ...
Tahara Khan (as Shabana Bakhsh)
Rukhsana Khan
David McKay ...
Raymond Mearns ...
Big Roddie
Shy Ramzan ...
Emma Friel ...
Karen Fraser ...
John Yule ...
Mary Nolan
David Wallace ...
Father David (as Father David Wallace)


In Glasgow, Scotland, the Pakistani parents of Casim Khan have decided that he is going to marry his cousin Jasmine. Unfortunately, Casim has just fallen in love with his younger sister's music teacher Roisin. Not only is she 'goree', a white woman, she is also Irish and catholic, things that may not go down well with Casim's parents. They start a relationship but Casim is torn between following his heart and being a good son. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Release Date:

25 August 2004 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Just a Kiss  »

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The title refers to the Robert Burns poem, "Ae Fond Kiss". See more »


Casim Khan: I can't match you, Roisin.
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Quite wonderful
16 March 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Ae Fond Kiss is Ken Loach's latest movie. It's a movie with that classic basic premise: a woman and a man from different cultures fall in love. Will their love survive what other people think and do? It's a premise we've seen a million times before. But that doesn't make Ae Fond Kiss a bad movie. No, quite the opposite: I think it's wonderful.

First of all, I think the script is amazing. While Casim's family probably is the biggest obstacle for the young couple to overcome, this is by no means a movie which portrays only the Moslems as the bad guys. Roisin's Catholic society isn't much better. This is one of the reasons why the movie is so engaging.

Another reason why I really liked this film is the fantastic performances by all the actors. Eva Birthistle is certainly the standout, but it would be unfair to name any other actor before the others. In short, it's a great cast.

Ae Fond Kiss is a well-played, sweet and very engaging movie. I liked it a lot. It's even a bit better than Loach's Sweet Sixteen. (8/10)

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