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Bear's Kiss (2002)

A fairy tale-like love story between young circus artist Lola and the bear Misha, who one day transforms into a human.

Director:

Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov)

Writers:

Harold Manning (french adaptation), Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rebecka Liljeberg ... Lola
Joachim Król ... Groppo
Sergey Bodrov ... Misha
Keith Allen ... Lou
Maurizio Donadoni Maurizio Donadoni ... Marco
Anne-Marie Pisani ... Margarita
Marcela Musso Marcela Musso ... Anna
Ariadna Gil ... Carmen
Silvio Orlando ... Ringmaster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuri Aleksandrov Yuri Aleksandrov ... (as Yuri Alexandrov)
Natalya Aleksandrova Natalya Aleksandrova ... (as Natalja Alexandrova)
Thomas Arnold
Aleksandr Bashirov ... (as Alexander Baschirow)
Paul Berrondo Paul Berrondo
Michael Bornhöter Michael Bornhöter
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A fairy tale-like love story between young circus artist Lola and the bear Misha, who one day transforms into a human.

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Release Date:

13 September 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A medve csókja See more »

Filming Locations:

Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$209,531
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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a fairy tale is still a... bear tale
5 October 2004 | by theredguy-1See all my reviews

'Romantic' is the word most vividly associating with this movie - in all of the senses of this word, much of the Middle Ages' understanding of romance as a dream and a tragedy. An earlier experience with the Russian temper (especially if one is acquainted with Russian literature) can make the theme better understandable. I wanted to see this movie already a very long time ago (though succeeded only yesterday) mainly because of the "bear" Sergey Bodrov jr. (particularly remembering the film "Brother") and the overall plot description reminding of a fairy tale. In both of these I found what I expected. Mr.Bodrov is rather convincing embodying the bear's strength, wildness, well - bear-ness, and the general atmosphere of the film is so undeterminably magic. Also Ms.Liljeberg is expressive and positively incomprehensible as the lonely circus girl fighting all problems of life. The fantastic shapeshifting from bear into human and vice versa I regarded not only as a fairy tale feature, but also as something a bit symbolic. There is a lot of the human dilemma to be met, like loving the girl and still wanting to be a bear i.e. wanting to change for the sake of someone and to be who you actually are. But that, I guess, is a question of willingness to see. In general, the film doesn't pretend to a lot of symbolism or great revelations, though. But it is worth seeing at least because of the mild calm dreamy atmosphere, which is not met in movies often these days.


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