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Like a Kiss from Jesus (2015)

A boy frolicking about on the beach meets this girl who gives him his first kiss.


Benjamin Borderie


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Cast overview:
Anthony Ursin Anthony Ursin ... L'enfant
Hermine Pruvost Hermine Pruvost ... Marie
Walter Franziska Walter Franziska ... Mère de l'enfant
Cédric Mézin ... L'homme
Hortense Bozetti Hortense Bozetti ... Mère de Marier
Rémy Scaranuzzino Rémy Scaranuzzino ... Père de Marie


A boy frolicking about on the beach meets this girl who gives him his first kiss.

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Short | Drama







Release Date:

18 April 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Like a Kiss from Jesus See more »


Box Office


€1,200 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ESRA Côte d'Azur See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Exquisite short French film.
27 November 2016 | by berenshillSee all my reviews

The film is about a boy's discovery that the best things in life are free; that would be one view; there are many others, which is why this is such a profound film.

The film begins with a boy lighting a single candle on a sandwich. It's his birthday. He then goes to his mother and is given money to buy his birthday gift. He leaves the house, buys an expensive personal music player, steals an orange from a greengrocer and cycles to the beach whereupon opening the gift he sees a family (a girl about his age with her parents) playing with inexpensive bats and a ball nearby. The girl approaches him and after a brief session fishing play hide-and-seek. The girl is called to go home by her parents but before leaving kisses him on the cheek. The boy swims in the sea then cycles home.

The central event of the film is the boy's birthday; it's the first thing we see. Of all the "gifts" he gets the best has no price: there is zero affection from his mother (who is possibly a prostitute) who chooses to give her son cash rather than buy him a gift, the orange he stole, but then he gets a kiss from a girl he's just met.

This is such a feel-good film. It's about purity and innocence, someone unloved meeting someone. It's all there if you look. The kiss is about affection, friendship and love; the opposite of what's going on in the boy's home. There is nothing sexual about the kiss which is why the title of the film comes at the end. To put so much into a few minutes with such brevity is incredible. An outstanding film that deserves much credit.

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