"Kissing Metal" is the story of Philippe, a down and out European film producer, who lives in a tent in the shadow of his unfinished house in Brentwood. Philippe is struggling to sell a film he made five years ago to foreign distributors. Nearly broke, and on the verge of eviction, he seeks spiritual help from Master Atchoum, a Buddhist Guru. Master Atchoum pushes him into practicing Buddhism and convinces him to buy an expensive metal sculpture of Buddha. Empowered by the support of his new-found "religion," Philippe starts turning things around. Through a series of serendipitous events...and some very unorthodox maneuvering, he becomes a success. But, he soon discovers that all is not what it appears to be...
It's all a state of mind
5 April 2003 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $16,774,
26 September 2004, Limited Release
Gross USA: $67,862, 17 October 2004
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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In september 2004 the poster of the film, depicting director/star Philippe Caland sitting on the head of a giant Buddha statue, caused a public outcry in Thailand and a request from Thai Buddhist leaders to Thai consul in Los Angeles to lodge a formal protest. See more
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Composed and Arranged by Gerardo Guitierrez Bernal
Performed by La Calaca
Enregistrés Auprès De La Sacem (Paris, France) See more