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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Rahaye Rahaye
Written by Harjinder Singh Bopari and Balwinder Safri
Performed by The Safri Boys
Used with the kind permission of Savera Music Ltd.
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A lovely film
10 August 2005 | by Juliette2005See all my reviews

I was taken to this film sort of against my will, I wanted to see something else, and from the first five minutes I knew I was watching something special. Not to give anything away, but this film has a political side that is not often seen in films in the states, but it's not 'heavy handed' about it at all- the political comes out of the family situations. The actors are all wonderful, particularly the woman lead, and I completely believed every situation they were in. The music was unobtrusive and the camera work felt more like a documentary than a film.

But overall I was left with a feeling of joy that there are still films that try to say something, that aren't based on comic books, and that have real concerns that people struggle with. Bravo to Ken Loach and co.


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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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