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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)
5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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 »

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Trivia

Miriam Díaz-Aroca and Penélope Cruz were also considered for the lead. 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 Blow-Up (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Youkali, Tango Habanera
Composed by Kurt Weill
Performed by Armadillo String Quartet
Courtesy of A&M Records (c) 1985
(from the album "Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill")
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Kind of cute
3 August 1999 | by AizykSee all my reviews

Over all, I liked this film (especially Alex Casanovas....mmmmm....). Veronica Forque is a unique actress, and I found her unusualness to be refreshing. This movie has Almodovar's typical outrageous characters, but I thought things got a little out of control in the last 15 to 20 minutes, what with the sudden violence. The only other possible misfire in this movie in my humble opinion was the escaped-con ex-porno actor and brother of Rossy de Palma's character, in the rape scene, which was a bit much. Like the last portion of the film, it felt out of sync.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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