Gillies MacKinnon directed this $5.6 million production with a screenplay by his brother, Billy MacKinnon. The film adapts the 1992 autobiographical novel by Esther Freud (Sigmund Freud's granddaughter) about hippie misadventures in North Africa in 1972, as described by a five-year-old girl. Disenchanted with the dreary conventions of English life ...Read MoreGillies MacKinnon directed this $5.6 million production with a screenplay by his brother, Billy MacKinnon. The film adapts the 1992 autobiographical novel by Esther Freud (Sigmund Freud's granddaughter) about hippie misadventures in North Africa in 1972, as described by a five-year-old girl. Disenchanted with the dreary conventions of English life, 25-year-old Julia (Kate Winslet) heads for Morocco with her children, six-year-old Lucy (Carrie Mullan) and precocious eight-year-old Bea (Bella Riza). Living at a low-rent Marrakesh hotel, the trio survives on the sale of hand-sewn dolls and a few checks from the girls' father, a London poet who also has a child by another woman. After the girls match their mother with gentle Moroccan acrobat and con man Bilal (Said Taghmaoui), sexual gears are set in motion, and he moves in, serving as a surrogate father. Julia's friend Eva (Sira Stampe) urges Julia to study in Algiers with a revered Sufi master at a school of "the annihilation of the ego," and in another sequence European dandy Santoni invites Julia and the girls to his villa. As finances dwindle, Julia's philosophy is "God will provide," although usually it's Bilal who provides. This film was shot October-November 1997 in Morocco, where Winslet caught a stomach bug. Back in London, she went directly into the hospital and thus missed Titanic's London premiere. The score blends North African music with British-American pop hits of the '60s. The film's title derives from a word game played by the girls. Shown at the 1998 Dinard Festival of British Cinema and the 1998 London Film Festival. Bhob Stewart, RoviRead Less
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Kate Winslet, Saïd Taghmaoui, Bella Riza, Carrie Mullan, Pierre Clémenti, Mohcine Barmouni. Very good in very good packaging. Language: English. Run time: 97 mins. Originally released: 1998. 1999 release. 98 minutes. Blockbuster PVT with usual sticker on tape and over UPC area. Cover has a couple of minor imperfections but overall still looks great, and tape plays well.
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Brand New 6. With her two precious daughters in tow, free-spirited Julia flees her stifling life in London for the promise of excitement, freedom and self-discovery in exotic Marrakech. In her single-minded quest for enlightenment and escapism, Julia falls into a steamy relationship with a handsome street performer, but her selfish determination may actually cause her to lose what she loves most.
Kate Winslet, Saïd Taghmaoui, Bella Riza, Carrie Mullan, Pierre Clémenti, Mohcine Barmouni. New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: 97 mins. Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1. Originally released: 1998. DVD Brand New in Excellent Condition. Factory Sealed. Exactly as Shown Picture and as described in product details. "Hideous Kinky (DVD)". UPC: 043396037403. Ship with Delivery Confirmation. Fast Shipping, Reliable Service, Guaranteed. ! ! Thank You! !