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Ae Fond Kiss (2004)

A Fond Kiss (original title)
Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.

Director:

Ken Loach

Writer:

Paul Laverty (screenplay)
8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Atta Yaqub ... Casim Khan
Eva Birthistle ... Roisin Hanlon
Ahmad Riaz Ahmad Riaz ... Tariq Khan
Shamshad Akhtar Shamshad Akhtar ... Sadia Khan
Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh ... Tahara Khan (as Shabana Bakhsh)
Ghizala Avan ... Rukhsana Khan
David McKay David McKay ... Wee Roddie
Raymond Mearns ... Big Roddie
Gary Lewis ... Danny
Shy Ramzan Shy Ramzan ... Hammid
Emma Friel Emma Friel ... Annie
Karen Fraser Karen Fraser ... Elsie
John Yule John Yule ... Headmaster
Ruth McGhie ... Mary Nolan
David Wallace David Wallace ... Father David (as Father David Wallace)
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Storyline

In Glasgow, Scotland, the Pakistani parents of Casim Khan have decided that he is going to marry his cousin Jasmine. Unfortunately, Casim has just fallen in love with his younger sister's music teacher Roisin. Not only is she 'goree', a white woman, she is also Irish and catholic, things that may not go down well with Casim's parents. They start a relationship but Casim is torn between following his heart and being a good son. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The title refers to the Robert Burns poem, "Ae Fond Kiss". See more »

Quotes

Casim Khan: There won't be any dress codes.
Roisin Hanlon: No dress codes?
Casim Khan: Cause there's no expectation, there's never expectation. Anyone's allowed.
Roisin Hanlon: So, transvestites to anoraks.
Casim Khan: Burkas to G-strings.
Roisin Hanlon: Where even shy girls can make the first move?
Casim Khan: And nervous little boys won't run away.
[They kiss]
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Connections

Referenced in Telma demain (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Viaduct
(On The Right Banke Of The River Mix)
by Stephen McRobbie and Katrina Mitchell
Licensed courtesy of Domino Recording Company Ltd.
Used with the kind permission of Universal Momentum Music Ltd.
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User Reviews

 
A truly British movie
26 October 2004 | by hiphop_huwSee all my reviews

"Ae Fond Kiss" embodies all and more that we are used to from director,Ken Loach. The film is entertaining and moving from start to finish and makes interesting and true social comment about the way we live. Loach approaches the subjects of religion, race, national identity and cultural differences in a way that is sensitive, gritty and real to the audience. "Ae Fond Kiss" does not shy away from the truth and attempts to deal with issues in a far more serious and believable way than such films as "Bend it Like Beckham". An enjoyable film, and one which should gain huge attention and recognition from the U.S. However, we shouldn't hold our breath as we know.


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Country:

UK | Italy | Germany | Spain | Belgium

Language:

English | Punjabi

Release Date:

25 August 2004 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Just a Kiss See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,250, 28 November 2004

Gross USA:

$30,148

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,571,302
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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