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14 July 2004 (France) See more »
Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Atta Yaqub ... Casim Khan

Eva Birthistle ... Roisin Hanlon
Ahmad Riaz ... Tariq Khan
Shamshad Akhtar ... Sadia Khan
Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh ... Tahara Khan (as Shabana Bakhsh)

Ghizala Avan ... Rukhsana Khan
David McKay ... Wee Roddie
Raymond Mearns ... Big Roddie

Gary Lewis ... Danny
Shy Ramzan ... Hammid
Emma Friel ... Annie
Karen Fraser ... Elsie
John Yule ... Headmaster

Ruth McGhie ... Mary Nolan
David Wallace ... Father David (as Father David Wallace)
Dougie Wallace ... Janitor
Jacqueline Bett ... Jacqueline

Pasha Bocarie ... Amar
Foqia Hayee ... Amar's Mother
Abdul Hayee ... Amar's Father
Sunna Mirza ... Jasmine
Balquees Hassan ... Jasmine's Mother

Gerard Kelly ... Parish Priest
Isabel Johnston ... Housekeeper
Tommy McKee ... Dog Walker
Muhammad Nargis ... Unnamed Character
Ahmed Nargis ... Unnamed Character
Stephanie Anderson ... Unnamed Character

Laura McMonagle ... Rukhsana's friend
Laura O'Malley ... Unnamed Character
Sarah Ryan ... Unnamed Character
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Quinn ... Shoplifter
Jamie Quinn ... Boy playing drums (uncredited)

Directed by
Ken Loach 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Laverty  screenplay

Produced by
Ulrich Felsberg .... executive producer
Peter Gallagher .... line producer
Rebecca O'Brien .... producer
Nigel Thomas .... co-executive producer
Paul Ward .... executive producer
Original Music by
George Fenton 
Cinematography by
Barry Ackroyd (photography)
Film Editing by
Jonathan Morris 
Casting by
Kahleen Crawford 
Production Design by
Martin Johnson 
Art Direction by
Ursula Cleary 
Fergus Clegg 
Costume Design by
Carole K. Millar 
Makeup Department
Karen Brotherston .... assistant makeup artist
Sarah Fidelo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Shuna Frood .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marissa Carrera .... third assistant director (as Marissa Carrara)
Ana Gallardo .... third assistant director
David Gilchrist .... first assistant director
Michael Queen .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sandy Borthwick .... painter
Phil Bowen .... construction manager
Chris Breslin .... carpenter
Tristan Carlisle-Kitz .... stand-by props
Craig Castle .... props
Derek Fraser .... carpenter
Ben Johnson .... dressing props
Ben Johnson .... props
Janice Macrae .... petty cash buyer
Jim O'Donnell .... painter
Lee Porter .... props buyer
Sound Department
Ray Beckett .... sound mixer
Ben Brazier .... foley mixer
Kevin Brazier .... supervising sound editor
Robert Brazier .... sound effects editor
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Bob Funaj .... sound transfer
Graham V. Hartstone .... re-recording mixer
Nicolas Le Messurier .... re-recording mixer
Kian McClure .... sound assistant
Peter Murphy .... boom operator (as Pete Murphy)
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Camera and Electrical Department
Joss Barratt .... still photographer
Anna Benbow .... clapper loader
Carl Hudson .... focus puller
David Lee .... camera trainee
Stephen Mathie .... best boy (as Steven Mathie)
Matthew Moffat .... gaffer
Julia Robinson .... clapper loader
David Wilson .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Donaldson .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Paul Clegg .... second assistant editor
Anthony Morris .... first assistant editor
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
Location Management
Michael Higson .... location manager
Shian Holt .... location assistant
Music Department
Simon Chamberlain .... music associate
Steve Donnelly .... musician
Isobel Griffiths .... musician contractor
Anthony Pleeth .... musician
Steve Price .... music recordist: Angel Studios
Martin Robertson .... musician
Transportation Department
Charlie Dawson .... driver
Willie Kelly .... action vehicles (as Willy Kelly)
Grant Morrison .... action vehicles
Ronnie Morrison .... action vehicles
Paul Shearer .... driver
Paul Zelenec .... driver
Other crew
Camilla Bray .... production assistant
Charles Brooke .... production assistant: Spain (as Charley Brooke)
Martin Butterworth .... title designer
Christopher Cave .... financer: Azure Film Financing
Kahleen Crawford .... researcher
Pepe Del Pino .... production assistant: Spain
Kirsten Fleig .... production assistant: Spain
Shuna Frood .... production coordinator
Anna Gallardo .... production assistant: Spain
Luisa García .... production assistant: Spain (as Luisa Garcia)
Anna Graham .... production secretary
Stephen Grosz .... lawyer
Elizabeth Hurley .... production accountant
Phillip Jenkins .... advisor
Pace Pepe Jimenez .... production assistant: Spain
Lionel Kienot .... production assistant: Spain
Yianne Lamb .... production assistant: Spain
Susanna Lenton .... script supervisor
Davenport Lyons .... lawyer
Rehana Malik .... advisor
Layla Mall .... production assistant
Lucy Marr .... assistant accountant
Karmel Masri .... production assistant: Spain
Charles McDonald .... publicist: McDonald & Rutter
David Miles .... production assistant: Spain
Jim O'Donnell .... unit nurse
Najmee Parveen .... advisor
Roz Paterson .... production notes
Eric Pertenart .... production assistant: Spain
Leigh Pickford .... floor runner
Leigh Pickford .... production assistant
Manolo Salas .... production assistant: Spain
Roger Smith .... script consultant
Peter Staggs .... production assistant: Spain
Steve Wilkinson .... financer: Azure Film Financing
Martin Johnson .... dedicatee

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Just a Kiss" - Europe (English title), Germany (imdb display title)
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Rated R for some strong sexuality and language
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:16 | Finland:K-11 | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIB | Ireland:18 | Italy:T | Norway:15 (DVD rating) | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

The title refers to the Robert Burns poem, "Ae Fond Kiss".See more »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Telma demain (2005)See more »
Rahaye RahayeSee more »


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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Another tick in the box for Ken Loach, 23 August 2004
Author: stevepiercy from Edinburgh

I saw this at the Edinburgh Film Festival last night. I'm not a natural fan of Loach's work, although grew a little warmer to it after Sweet Sixteen.

What he's made here though is a believable, warming love-story. Aside from 'location-spotting' the Glasgow geography, there was a feeling throughout the film that's difficult to pin down (or articulate!); just a kind of "yeah, that's right, these people and these feelings are real".

Lead-wise, a great line up, Atta Yaqub plays a quiet Casim, and Eva Birthistle a brilliant but natural Roisin - there's nothing that stops you believing that this is a couple in love.

As for the rest of them - some excellent characters and some good acting. One criticism is Loach's practice of using non-actors - sometimes this leads to an almost TOO natural delivery of the script. The strength of the whole cast comes through though, and there's certainly no feeling of any tokenism or stereotype characters.

One actor who doesn't appear to have had much notice in any write-ups I've seen is Shabana Bakhsh, who plays Tahara Khan, Casim's youngest sister. She's fantastic. Again, falls a little foul of sometimes sounding overly natural... but what a star though. She was very believable as the rebellious, starting to get politically active, younger sister.

All-in-all, a great film, worth seeing. I think it's out on general release sometime in the early autumn - well worth the ticket.

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