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Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Storyline

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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25 August 2004 (Belgium)  »

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Just a Kiss  »

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Trivia

Contrary to what he states, the sweet dish Casim serves Roisin is 'Ras Gulla', not 'Gulab Jabun'. 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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Connections

Referenced in Telma demain (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

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 truly British movie
26 October 2004 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

"Ae Fond Kiss" embodies all and more that we are used to from director,Ken Loach. The film is entertaining and moving from start to finish and makes interesting and true social comment about the way we live. Loach approaches the subjects of religion, race, national identity and cultural differences in a way that is sensitive, gritty and real to the audience. "Ae Fond Kiss" does not shy away from the truth and attempts to deal with issues in a far more serious and believable way than such films as "Bend it Like Beckham". An enjoyable film, and one which should gain huge attention and recognition from the U.S. However, we shouldn't hold our breath as we know.


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