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Kissed (1996)

Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.

Director:

Lynne Stopkewich

Writers:

Angus Fraser (screenplay), Lynne Stopkewich (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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7 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Parker ... Sandra
Peter Outerbridge ... Matt / Sandra's boyfriend
Jay Brazeau ... Mr. Wallis
Natasha Morley Natasha Morley ... Sandra / teenager
Jessie Winter Mudie Jessie Winter Mudie ... Carol
James Timmons James Timmons ... Jan
Joe Maffei Joe Maffei ... Biology Teacher
Robert Thurston ... Detective
Annabel Kershaw ... Sandra's Mother
Tim Dixon ... Sandra's Father
Amber Warnat Amber Warnat ... Lisa Brown
Bill Finck Bill Finck ... Minister
Janet Craig ... Mourner
Edward Davey Edward Davey ... Embalming Prof.
Hamish Wilson Hamish Wilson ... Gurney Goner / Cadaver
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Storyline

Sandra Larson has always been fascinated by the entire sensory experience surrounding death: its touch, smell and look. As a child, she would search out dead animals and perform ritualistic burials. As a young woman, Sandra gets a job at Wallis Funeral Home, first as a general assistant, then progressing to study to become an embalmer. At the funeral home, she begins to take her fascination with death to the next level by becoming a necrophiliac. But she also begins her first ever relationship with Matt, a medical student, with who she is totally open about her necrophilia. He finds this aspect of her compelling. He becomes all consumed with her as she is consumed with dead people. The questions become how far he will take this fascination with her to understand fully what is going through her emotional being, how far she will allow him to go, and how far can her feelings for him extend as a live being. Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Love Knows No Bounds.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for aberrant sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film is rated R18 in New Zealand for it's disturbing content concerning necrophilia, sex, nudity and a suicide. See more »

Goofs

As Sandra touches the folded hands of the male corpse in the casket at the Wallis Funeral Home you can see the "corpse" breathing; his suit jacket is moving up and down in a breathing motion. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sandra Larson: When you die, your life... flashes, and you disintegrate, radiating energy. When a thing turns into its opposite, when love becomes hate, there are always sparks. But when life turns into death, it's explosive. There are streaks of light, magical, and electrifying. Everyone senses something, some energy, some spirit, some sort of illumination, But I see it. I've seen bodies shining like stars. Some say there's no soul, no afterlife, that life and death is the straightest line on ...
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Crazy Credits

League of Champions: Mr. & Mrs. Hyman, Anonymous See more »

Alternate Versions

The Hong Kong VCD release sometimes found on eBay cuts some scenes down, and blocks out nudity with black boxes. See more »


Soundtracks

Far Out
Performed by Ginger
Written by Hooper / Vincent Jones (as Jones) / Hooper
Published by Giver Music / Warner-Chappell
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Great idea - bad result...
7 December 1998 | by pengholmSee all my reviews

The story in this movie is, as often quoted, controversial - and its a story one could expect a great movie of. However, this one fails strongly to get deep into the issue, to what *really* drives Sandra (the girl in the movie) to her different sexual experiences, and likewise, how her "boyfriend" *really* feels about it which eventually leads to the tragic ending. It is very shallow and only touches on the edge of the mystery. 78 minutes running time could easily be extended by half an hour in order to incorporate this. A better script and a better director would probably lift the movie up to the unreasonable high average it has reached at IMDB...


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kissed See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$329,211

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$329,211
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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