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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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Kite won the SASC (South African Society of Cinematographers) Visible Spectrum Award in 2015 for the work of Director of Photography Lance Gewer. See more »


Oburi: Cops, stay down.
[Sawa tries to fight Oburi]
Oburi: Sawa, I'm not here to fight.
Sawa: Who are you?
Oburi: You know me. Oburi
Sawa: I don't remember.
Oburi: Amp'll do that to you
Sawa: Yeah? What would you know about it?
Oburi: Amp? It's used by security forces for PTSD. Erases emotional trauma, makes you feel invincible.
Sawa: No what would you know about me being on it, is what I'm asking.
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References Léon: The Professional (1994) See more »


Like An Animal (In A Cage)
Written by Nicolas Cox
Performed by Nicolas Cox, Analisa Corral and Jeff Wilson
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Drugs, Guns, Societal Collapse, Hot Hair, and a Kite
17 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

7.25 of 10. 20-30 years ago this would have been a great film, bordering on academy award winning material. 15 years ago it would be great still but no longer close to being sci-fi.

Now, it's still entertaining and a quality film, just not worthy of being called science fiction. It's more of an alternate reality that seems more real and likely for Detroit than Robocop.

Regardless of its classification, it is manga/hentai-like minus the graphic nudity and sex. It does show that the stories behind those seemingly sex-only comics and cartoons can be made into quality films. What it also shows, however, is the need to update the technology embedded in the story if you don't want it to seem like a lost 1990s indie film.

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