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Kiss of Life (2003)

Helen lives in London with her father and her kids. John, her husband, is an aid-worker in Eastern Europe. He has been gone many months. Helen is desperately anxious that he should come ... See full summary »

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Emily Young

Writer:

Emily Young
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ... Helen
Peter Mullan ... John
David Warner ... Pap
Millie Findlay Millie Findlay ... Kate
James E. Martin James E. Martin ... Telly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Bijuk Ivan Bijuk ... Old Man
Sonnell Dadral Sonnell Dadral ... Rajiv
Natalie Dew ... Nicky
Gemma Jones ... Sonia
Elizabeth Powell Elizabeth Powell ... Little Kate
Marinko Prga Marinko Prga ... Mercedes Driver
Barbara Rocco Barbara Rocco ... Woman In Bar
Dragica Sreckovic Dragica Sreckovic ... Old Woman
Davor Svedruzic Davor Svedruzic ... Angry Soldier
Heather Tobias Heather Tobias ... Teacher
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Helen lives in London with her father and her kids. John, her husband, is an aid-worker in Eastern Europe. He has been gone many months. Helen is desperately anxious that he should come home. Taking the kids to school one morning, she is killed in a car accident. She remains caught in limbo, trapped between life and death. Many miles away, in war-torn Eastern Europe, John is unaware that his wife has died. As Helen herself is unaware that she is dead¿ Thus begins, a four-day Odyssey: Grandpa and the kids must come to terms with Helen's death; John must travel across a war-torn land as he tries to reach home; and Helen must stand helplessly observing her own existence as it comes back to haunt her - until at last she is reconciled with John, and thus released. Written by Ievute

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Mesmeric and demanding
3 January 2004 | by haddockySee all my reviews

As long as you are prepared to go at the film's pace this is a mesmerising, sad, uplifting and ultimately extremely rewarding film. It tells a story by painting a picture: absorb the imagery as well as the words if you really want to understand it.

Perhaps peoples reactions to it reflect as much their own experiences as those of the characters in the film. Go with it.


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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az élet csókja See more »

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Budget:

GBP2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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