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Kika (1993)

Unrated | | Comedy | 6 May 1994 (USA)
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Kika, a cute cosmetologist, prepares Ramon for funeral when he revives. He proposes to the much older Kika who has his dad as lover. Did Ramon's dad murder his mom? What about the escaped rapist and the PSYCHOlogist video reporter?

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar

Writers:

Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay), Pedro Almodóvar (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Verónica Forqué ... Kika
Peter Coyote ... Nicholas
Victoria Abril ... Andrea Caracortada
Àlex Casanovas ... Ramón (as Àlex Casanova)
Rossy de Palma ... Juana (as Rossy de Palma)
Santiago Lajusticia ... Pablo
Anabel Alonso ... Amparo
Bibiana Fernández ... Susana (as Bibí Andersen)
Jesús Bonilla ... Policía
Karra Elejalde ... Policía
Manuel Bandera ... Chico Carretera
Charo López ... Rafaela
Francisca Caballero Francisca Caballero ... Dña. Paquita
Mónica Bardem ... Paca
Joaquín Climent ... Asesino
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Storyline

Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ever after but first they have to cope with Kika's affair with Nicolas, the suspicious death of Ramon's mother and the intrusive gaze of tabloid-TV star and Ramon's ex-psychologist Andrea Scarface. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кика See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,019,581

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,019,581
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Company Credits

Production Co:

El Deseo, CiBy 2000 See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

London Underground banned the film's poster which featured Victoria Abril in an S&M Jean-Paul Gaultier outfit complete with fake breasts, despite the image being used to promote the film everywhere else around the world. See more »

Alternate Versions

The german version of this movie has differences with the original spanish text. The most important one is in that scene at the elevator, when Kika is talking with her friends about Nicolas and Ramon. A friend says: "But you tell us that Nicolas eats your pussy very well" and kika answers: "Ramon also eats my pussy very well". In the german version, the friend says: "But you tell us that Nicolas really knows how to treat a woman" and kika answers: "Also Ramon knows how to treat a woman" See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Concierto para bongo
Composed by Dámaso Pérez Prado
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Hilarious, funny, outrageous
11 June 2003 | by frobozSee all my reviews

This was one of the funniest comedies I have ever seen. Almodóvar is in a hilarious, flimsy mood. The convoluted story feels somewhat as if Dario Argento, master of italian giallo, had cooperated with Edika, the not so inhibited french comics maker. Most humour come from the direct, practical and naive manner in which Kika, cosmetologist, handles the most tragic and disturbing situations. Forget about drama - this is a farce, and in the humour lies the usual Almodóvar admiration and wonder over females.


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