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Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 August 2004 (Belgium)
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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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Atta Yaqub ...
Casim Khan
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Roisin Hanlon
Ahmad Riaz ...
Tariq Khan
Shamshad Akhtar ...
Sadia Khan
Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh ...
Tahara Khan (as Shabana Bakhsh)
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Rukhsana Khan
David McKay ...
Raymond Mearns ...
Big Roddie
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Danny
Shy Ramzan ...
Hammid
Emma Friel ...
Annie
Karen Fraser ...
Elsie
John Yule ...
Headmaster
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Mary Nolan
David Wallace ...
Father David (as Father David Wallace)
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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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Rated R for some strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Roisin Hanlon: If your dad's such a great guy, I don't see why he can't start treating me like a human being.
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Referenced in Telma demain (2005) See more »

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Intimacy
Taken from the album "Before the Light"
Written by Kjetil Bjornstadt
Performed by Kjetil Bjornstadt, Elvind Aarset and Nora Taksdal
Used with the kind permission of November Music Ltd.
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A lovely film
10 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was taken to this film sort of against my will, I wanted to see something else, and from the first five minutes I knew I was watching something special. Not to give anything away, but this film has a political side that is not often seen in films in the states, but it's not 'heavy handed' about it at all- the political comes out of the family situations. The actors are all wonderful, particularly the woman lead, and I completely believed every situation they were in. The music was unobtrusive and the camera work felt more like a documentary than a film.

But overall I was left with a feeling of joy that there are still films that try to say something, that aren't based on comic books, and that have real concerns that people struggle with. Bravo to Ken Loach and co.


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