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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:MA | 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?

Contrary to what he states, the sweet dish Casim serves Roisin is 'Ras Gulla', not 'Gulab Jabun'.See more »
Casim Khan:There won't be any dress codes.
Roisin Hanlon:No dress codes?
Casim Khan:Cause there's no expectation, there's never expectation. Anyone's allowed.
Roisin Hanlon:So, transvestites to anoraks.
Casim Khan:Burkas to G-strings.
Roisin Hanlon:Where even shy girls can make the first move?
Casim Khan:And nervous little boys won't run away.
[They kiss]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Telma demain (2005)See more »
Mali TwistSee more »


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"Romantic, authentic and sociological drama...", 26 August 2013
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

English television and film director Ken Loach's eighteenth feature film which was written by Scottish screenwriter Paul Laverty, premiered In competition at the 54th Berlin International Film Festival in 2004, was shot on location in Glasgow, Scotland and is a UK-Italy-Germany-Spain co-production which was produced by English producer Rebecca O'Brien. It tells the story about a Pakistani Dj and student named Casim Khan who lives in a city in Scotland with his father, mother and two sisters. One day when he is at the Catholic school which his younger sister named Tahara attends, Casim meets a teacher and pianist named Roisin Hanlon whom he immediately takes a liking to. Casim connects with Roisin and all though his parents has decided that he is going to marry his cousin named Jasmine which Roisin is unaware of, he starts a relationship with her which goes from a kiss to something far more serious.

Subtly and finely directed by European filmmaker Ken Loach, this quietly paced fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from the two main characters viewpoints, draws a gentle and incisive portrayal of an Irish woman who falls in love with a man who is promised away to someone else and a Glasgowian-Pakistani student named Tahara who wants to leave Glasgow to go to a school in the capital city of Scotland where she can become a journalist. While notable for it's naturalistic milieu depictions, fine cinematography by English cinematographer Barry Ackroyd and production design by English production designer Martin Johnson, this character-driven and narrative- driven story about the adversity a man and a woman of different ethnicity are faced with after they find each other, depicts two humane and interrelated studies of character and contains a great score by English composer George Fenton.

This atmospheric, conversational, somewhat historic and at times humorous love-story from the early 2000s which is set in Spain and Scotland in the early 21st century and where a natural romance between two human beings leads a man into a dilemma which entails that he has to go against his family's wishes to be with the woman he loves and a woman into a conflict with the parish priest at her school, is impelled and reinforced by it's cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, subtle continuity, eloquent and natural intimacy and the involving acting performances by Irish actress Eva Birthisle, Scottish actor Atla Yaqub in his debut feature film role and Scottish actress Shabana Akhtar Bakhsah. A romantic, authentic and sociological drama which gained, among numerous other awards, the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 54th Berlin Film Festival in 2004 and which is dedicated to the memory of Martin Johnson.

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