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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 Larson
Peter Outerbridge ... Matt
Jay Brazeau ... Mr. Wallis
Natasha Morley Natasha Morley ... Young Sandra
Jessie Winter Mudie Jessie Winter Mudie ... Carol
James Timmons James Timmons ... Jan
Joe Maffei Joe Maffei ... Biology Teacher
Robert Thurston ... Detective
Annabel Kershaw ... Mother Larson
Tim Dixon ... Father Larson
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 based on real life necrophiliac Karen Greenlee who in 1979 stole a corpse while working as an embalmer at a mortuary. She was driving a hearse with the corpse of a male to its funeral when she instead made a U-turn and decided to keep the corpse for her sexual pleasure. She was later caught and confessed to having had sex with 30 to 40 corpses. See more »

Goofs

When she and Carol are dancing, Sandra raises her arms and her midriff shows. Later, when she removes her top, a camisole has appeared. 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

This Time
Performed by Suzanne Little
Written by Suzanne Little
Published by Little Songs / NTWK Publishing
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Beautiful film about death and necrophilia.
19 February 2002 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Movies about necrophilia are incredibly rare,mainly because this subject matter is too offensive for many filmmakers.So kudos should go to Lynne Stopkevich for creating this brave film(I'm dying to see her new feature "Suspicious River")."Kissed" isn't just another exploitation film-the depiction of necrophilia in it is really subtle.It's still more disturbing than many gross-out shockers,because it's so well-made.The acting is excellent and the direction is well-handled.So if you like this movie check out such necro-horrors like "Aftermath"(1993),"Buio Omega"(1979)and "Neromantik" series(1987,1992).The music(especially closing song)is amazing too!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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