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Kisses -- Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.
Kisses -- Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.
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Lance Daly (written by)
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Release Date:
21 November 2008 (Ireland) See more »
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Plot:
Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin. | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Kelly O'Neill ... Kylie

Shane Curry ... Dylan
Paul Roe ... Dylan's Da
Roy Dempsey ... Mini Moto Rider
Aaron Courtney ... Mini Moto Rider
Cathy Malone ... Kylie's Ma
Stephanie Kelly ... Kylie's Sister
Neilí Conroy ... Dylan's Ma
Maria de Brí ... Kylie's Baby Sister
Michael Hunt ... Kylie's Brother 2
Shauna Kelly ... Rude Girl 1
Krista Greene ... Rude Girl 2
Shannon Lysaght ... Rude Girl 3
Sean McDonagh ... Uncle Maurice
Shane Murphy ... Kylie's Brother 3

David Bendito ... Dredger Captain
Glen Dowd ... Barber
Jose Jimanez ... Busker (as José Jimenez)
David Lade ... Drunken Critic
Neil Watkins ... Drunken Critic
Michael Gibney ... Squatter 1
Andrew Manson ... Squatter 2
Elisabeth Suh ... Gardiner Street Girl
Ciaran Kenny ... Homeless Man (as Ciarán Kenny)
Catherine Simon ... Outreach Volunteer 1
Nick McGinley ... Outreach Volunteer 2
Adrian Kennedy ... Himself
Hilda Fay ... Anita
Olla Iginla ... Security Guard
Waldemar Kalinowski ... Hotdog Man
Gerry Moore ... Roadie
Grattan Smith ... Night Busker 1
Cricky Sea ... Night Busker 2
Niall O'Driscoll ... Night Busker 3
Tim O'Donovan ... Night Busker 4
Willie Higgins ... The Sack Man
Ian de Brí ... Sackman's Accomplice
Nial O'Brien ... Nightclub Bouncer
Del Commerford ... Nightclub Manager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elga Fox ... Ban Garda (uncredited)

Stephen Rea ... Down Under Dylan (uncredited)

Directed by
Lance Daly 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lance Daly  written by

Produced by
Lance Daly .... producer
Donna Eperon .... line producer
Tomas Eskilsson .... co-producer
Malte Forssell .... co-producer (as Malte Forsell)
Peter Garde .... executive producer
Macdara Kelleher .... producer
Les Kelly .... executive producer
Nial O'Brien .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
GoBlimpsGo  (as Go Blimps Go)
 
Cinematography by
Jake Corbett (uncredited)
Lance Daly (uncredited)
David Grennan (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
J. Patrick Duffner 
 
Casting by
Nick McGinley 
 
Production Design by
Waldemar Kalinowski 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Manson 
 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Brennan 
 
Costume Design by
Leonie Prendergast  (as as Leonie Prendergast)
 
Makeup Department
Joanne Boyle .... additional makeup artist
Liz Byrne .... makeup artist
Lorraine McCrann .... additional make up artist
Aoife Mullally .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Morgan Bushe .... production manager
Sarah K. Hellström .... production manager: Sweden
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johnny Caldwell .... trainee assistant director
Susan Drennan .... second assistant director
Charlie Endean .... first assistant director: second unit
Denis Fitzpatrick .... third assistant director
Owen Magee .... first assistant director
Kate McLaughlin .... third assistant director
Aine Ni Chiobhain .... trainee assistant director: FAS trainee
 
Art Department
Elizabeth Brennan .... set decorator
Stephen Coleman .... art department assistant
Ian de Brí .... shoe light engineer
Tuireann Herriott .... assistant props buyer
John McHale .... art department assistant
Nenazoma McNamee .... art department trainee
Anthony Nugent .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Michelle Cunniffe .... sound re-recording mixer
John Fitzgerald .... foley mixer
Robert Flanagan .... production sound mixer
Brendan Geaney .... sound effects editor
Paul Naughton .... boom operator
Christopher R. Walsh .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Gary Greenberg .... vehicle designer
 
Visual Effects by
Catherine Nelson .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Anthony Condren .... stunts
Brendan Condren .... stunt coordinator
Dillon Kelly .... stunt double
Norman Kelly .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Andersson .... first assistant camera: Sweden
Anna Bogacz .... focus puller
Ron Coe .... focus puller: "b" camera
Jake Corbett .... camera operator
Grainne Dooley .... assistant camera
Padraic Faherty .... electrician
Luisa Fanciullacci .... gaffer
Tim Fletcher .... electrician
David Grennan .... camera operator
Gunnar Johnsson .... grip
Anna Lundin .... assistant camera
Mark Mangan .... assistant camera
Ross McDonnell .... still photographer
Piers McGrail .... assistant camera
Paul McNulty .... electrician
Dave O'Connor .... assistant grip
Dave O'Connor .... key grip
Adam Tsan .... additional grip
Cathal Watters .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Niamh Buckley .... wardrobe assistant
Kevin Gleeson .... wardrobe dailies
Liz Treacy .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Esther Leonard .... assistant editor
Bart Verraest .... colorist
 
Music Department
Kieran Lynch .... music producer
 
Other crew
Christina Braun .... script supervisor
Anders Claesson .... production coordinator
Christina Coburn .... production assistant
Ceri Evans .... script supervisor
John Gleeson .... financing & tax advisor
Ben Keenan .... location trainee
Claire McCaughley .... location scout
Pat Nangle .... location manager
Rian Sheehy Kelly .... location trainee
Henrik Stafrén .... production assistant
Shane Tobin .... assistant: director
Billie Webster .... post production accountant
 
Thanks
Kerry Condon .... special thanks
Alan Fitzpatrick .... thanks
Bruce Harris .... special thanks: DI Colour
 

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72 min
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Quotes:
Kylie:Thanks for saving me.
Dylan:You saved me first.
Kylie:And I'll save you again.
Dylan:And I'd save you again.
Kylie:[a brief pause] Next time that bastard, Maurice, comes near, me I'll chop his bollocks off!
Dylan:I know you will. I'll help you.
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
When you kiss, you either give or you take, 8 December 2008

Interview with Lance Daly

Synopsis Kisses is a road movie in which two teenagers are trying to flee from their dysfunctional home situation. The change in their life is the discovery of each other (and themselves) while wandering through Dublin (and Trollhatan). The basis for Kisses can be found in major social problems, but Lance Daly is not really appealing to a higher moral or coming up with solutions for Irish victims of abuse. The moral of the film: When you kiss, you either give or you take.

Where did you find Kylie and Dylan, the lead actors in the film Kisses? LD: We have seen a lot of kids at schools, malls, etc. Finally we made a selection of 15 boys and girls and invited them for a serious screen-test. The role of Kylie was clearly for Kelly O'Neill , as she didn't need any encouragement at all. Dylan (Shane Curry) was the only one who could cope with the attitude of Kelly and after seeing the end result I think we have done a good job casting the two.

Working with and directing of kids is generally experienced as very difficult and time consuming, how was that the case for Kisses? LD: Working with kids is indeed difficult and puts a strain on your endurance and mood. I had to adjust to the fact that we were not allowed to keep on filming, because the kids are protected by laws indicating they may only work so much a day. Secondly, they have a mind of their own and you just can not treat them the same as adults. This was at times frustrating, especially Kylie is very demanding and time consuming. On the other hand, Kylie and Dylan make the film and they have done a superb job.

Can you elaborate some more about the title, why did you choose for 'Kisses'? LD: The title was pretty obvious for me and came up during writing the script. The film consists of several chapters and every chapter ends with a kiss. The kisses symbolize hope and love, which makes it a bit cheesy and romanticizes the film. But hey it works and closes the chapters well.

There are many references to Bob Dylan, where does this fascination come from and why was it so pre-eminently in the film? LD: Well Bob Dylan is a great musician, whose music fits perfectly with the spirit of the film. The appearance of the look alike was a coincidence but also works out perfect with the accidental meeting with Kylie and Dylan.

Have you considered adding English subtitles to the film as the Irish accent is difficult to understand for non Irish viewers? LD: It is funny that you ask me that question. Recently we have had this discussion back home and we just didn't know for sure. During the Q&A after the screening at festivals we have asked the audience if they would have understood the film better if there were English subtitles. Almost half of the people would have liked it and therefore I expect subtitles will be added before the theatrical release.

What is the foresight for Kisses? LD: Focus Features and CAA (North America) picked up Kisses for sales and distribution. At this point the film is still showing at some festivals and around December 2008 Kisses will have its theatrical premiere in several countries.

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