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Kite (2014)

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When her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murder with the help of his ex-partner.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaco Muller ...
Annabel Linder ...
Christina Storm ...
Jane Van Der Westhuizen ...
Urchin Girl
Detective Prinsloo
Vic Thornhill
Kenneth Nta ...
Craig Macrae ...
Jody Abrahams ...
Henrik Pillay Pillay / Jeppie
Danny Keogh ...
Clive Thornhill
Steinman Goosen ...
Jolene Martin ...
Laila Pilay


Never Underestimate a Girl with Nothing to Lose. Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa (India Eisley,"The Secret Life of the American Teenager," Underworld: Awakening), a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double homicide, she begins a ruthless pursuit for the man who murdered them. With the help of her father's ex-partner, Karl Aker (Samuel L. Jackson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, Django Unchained), and a mysterious friend from her past (Callan McAuliffe, The Great Gatsby, I Am Number Four), she becomes a merciless teen assassin, blasting her way through the dark world of human trafficking only to uncover a devastating truth. Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment

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KIll The Past. Reclaim The Future. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, drug and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grabljivica  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kite was nominated for four 2016 SAFTA Awards (South African Film and Television Academy) - Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Editing. See more »


Near the beginning of the movie, there is a man tied in a chair. He has a pencil in the nose. After Sawa has killed the boss mob, the tied man has still the pencil in his nose. A few seconds later as Sawa jumps on him, the pencil has magically disappeared. See more »


Sawa: Finally Karl, something comes out of your mouth that isn't a lie.
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References Happy Birthday to Me (1981) See more »


Written by David Roberts
Performed by David Roberts
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Extremely beautiful movie...plot was weak
20 October 2014 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

If you like great ambiance, excellent directing and impeccable styling this is a movie that will please your eye...however the script and the plot do not merely match the level of the picture itself, and were disappointing to me. I would recommend it only in case you love the beauty of cinematography, light, perfect costumes and styling and deep underground ambient. If this is the case i can assure you that you will enjoy all the little details it has to give to the viewer. Choreography of fight scenes is cheap and messy, acting is adequate to the budget but could definitely be better. I would say - a decent movie that could be a great one, if it had a good script.

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