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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 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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Casim Khan: I can't match you, Roisin.
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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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Nice story but...*groan*
22 October 2004 | by royomahonySee all my reviews

I struggled through this movie last night. Basically it has terrible acting, editing, dialogue, sex scenes. The story is well old at this point. The plight of Pakistani family in Britain, culture clash with the British and the second generation Pakistani kids and their parents yearning for the values of the homeland. The relationship was not well developed either, it left the viewer questioning if it was SO strong he was willing to lose his family for her. A badly scripted contrived fight scene where she wants him to stay with her in the flat after her job problems, rather than go to a business meeting to help fulfill his dream, unlikely, or was that to develop the sense of the greedy selfish western white woman?

Some of the acting was atrocious, on the whole a very amateurish effort. A long winded drawn out attempt at re-hashing an old story.

I wonder how many other movies didn't get made so this story could be re-told?


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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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