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Killing Me Softly (2002)

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A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer.

Director:

Kaige Chen

Writers:

Sean French (novel) (as Nicci French), Kara Lindstrom (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Graham ... Alice
Joseph Fiennes ... Adam Tallis
Natascha McElhone ... Deborah
Ulrich Thomsen ... Klaus
Ian Hart ... Senior Police Officer
Jason Hughes ... Jake
Kika Markham ... Mrs. Blanchard
Amy Robbins Amy Robbins ... Sylvie
Yasmin Bannerman ... Joanna Noble
Rebecca Palmer ... Michelle Stowe
Ronan Vibert ... Alice's Boss
Olivia Poulet ... Alice's Secretary
Ian Aspinall Ian Aspinall ... Alice's Work Colleague
Helen Grace Helen Grace ... Alice's Work Colleague
Oliver Ryan Oliver Ryan ... Bookshop Assistant
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Storyline

London website designer Alice was happy in a stable relationship with reliable, somewhat boring Jake, but quickly dumps him after falling in love at first sight and having wild sex with an overbearing hot hunk, even before she discovers it's the famous mountaineer Adam Tallis, a studly celebrity about whom a book is just being promoted. In no time they get married, despite anonymous warnings not to trust him. In Adam's presence she enjoys being his slavish sex-toy, but when alone at his place can't resist snooping into his past, thus finding out about women falling out of love with him and concluding her climbing rescuer is scarily, dangerously jealous, but she has no proof. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

How can you escape... what you can't resist? (US DVD) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Feu de glace See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The main reason Kaige Chen was keen to make the film was because he would never have been allowed to do so in his native China owing to all the sexual content. See more »

Goofs

Alice's bra is alternately on/off between shots during the love-making scene in the library. See more »

Quotes

Deborah: [beautiful young woman opening door for Alice, cat in arms] Oh. You were looking for Adam. He's not here right now. But, er, it's cold out there. Come in.
[gestures with head]
Deborah: Please. Come in.
[stands back]
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Alternate Versions

US theatrical version was edited for sexuality to secure a R rating. The film was released on DVD & video in both its censored and unrated version. See more »

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Razzie material
27 January 2003 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Killing Me Softly" tells of a couple who has sex, gets married, and then has problems because she (Graham) grows increasingly suspicious of him (Fiennes) whom she never really got to know before the marriage (duh). On the downside, the film has a thin story full of plot holes and implausibilities with ponderous music which is always off target and a perfectly awful school girl performance by Graham. On the upside, it's a good shoot with good camera work and lots of Graham skin. Overall, "Killing Me Softly" is a classy loser only for the less discerning viewer who wants a little suspense (very little) to zone to. (C)


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