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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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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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A Kiss is all I have to give: A Christmas Story See more (14 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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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Kylie:[after Dylan helps Kylie escape from being abducted] You're me fella now.
Dylan:I know.
Kylie:[Grinning] After that I'm never lettin' you go."
[They kiss]
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Kiss is all I have to give: A Christmas Story, 20 December 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

Some may balk at naming this a Christmas movie because of the subject matter, while others will see the reason for terming this very near perfect film as such. First, it takes place at Christmas, and second it is a story as sweet as the Gift of the Magi as far as different tales on the concept of gift giving. Lance Daly both wrote and directed KISSES and cast two extraordinary young actors in the main roles. His use of black and white to color in filming and his decision to focus the musical score on the works of Bob Dylan are two further bits of evidence that this is a man with a solid career before him.

In an unnamed little town in Ireland adjoining families live in rather squalid psychological conditions. Kylie (Kelly O'Neill) lives with her parents and siblings in a state of constant bickering and chaos: Kylie's uncle has in the past added his own brand of psychological trauma to her life as we hear later in the film. Next door lives Dylan (Shane Curry), a lad Kylie's age who lives with a severely abusive father and submissive mother. It is Christmas Eve and there is not a bit of joy in the air: Kylie is sent off to walk the baby and is verbally abused by schoolmates while Dylan finally is fed up with his father's behavior (Paul Roe) and after a scuffle flees out the window - with Kylie's help. The two youngsters cannot bear their disgusting family situations and off they go, finding a ride with a riverboat dredger captain (David Bendito) who introduces the to the songs of Bob Dylan. The two end up in Dublin where they struggle for food and shelter, encounter some rather gross behaving people, as well as meeting good people like Bob Dylan (Stephen Rea) for a moment and as they look for Dylan's long vanished brother they meet a street girl (Elizabeth Fuh) who when asked how she survives plying her trade tells Dylan that her only gift to people she meets is a kiss - and she gently kisses Dylan on the cheek. After finding that life on the streets of Dublin at night is very rough the two seek help from a policeman who helps them return to their homes. But a bond has been formed between Kylie and Dylan and the story just ends.

Lance Daly is a sensitive director; the portions of the story taking place in the home of the kids are shot in black and white and it is only as Kylie and Dylan discover Bob Dylan's music courtesy of the dredger does the film gradually turn to color. He also is unafraid to show the joys of the two kids as they buy things in Dublin (Kylie's uncle gave her some hush money) and shoe skate around in their new found freedom and happiness, a factor that makes the rest of the story - which is rather dreary and sad - palatable. The two young actors are superb and the music of Bob Dylan floods the screen. This is a small budget film with a big message. And part of that message is about the significance of a simple gift.

Grady Harp

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