Kissed

Kissed

Director: Lynne Stopkewich Cast: Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge, Jay Brazeau

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Overview

In this strikingly original independent drama from Canada, a young woman finds that her obsession with death is challenged when she falls in love with a handsome medical student. Sandra Larson (Molly Parker) was fascinated with the dead from an early age; as a girl, she and her best friend would find the bodies of birds and small animals and devise funeral rituals for them, though Sandra always took these adventures far more seriously than her compatriot. As Sandra matures into womanhood, her obsession with the deceased begins to develop a sexual component, but her necrophilia is not about lust so much as a spiritual yearning for the light and calm of death's embrace. In college, Sandra studies embalming, which allows her to study and embrace death on a daily basis, and she finds work at a funeral home owned by Mr. Wallis (Jay Brazeau), a man who in his way shares her obsessions. One day at a coffeeshop, Sandra meets Matt (Peter Outerbridge), who is studying to be a doctor; she senses that he knows her secrets, and a tentative romance blooms between them. But while Matt wants to "cure" Sandra of her intimate feelings for death, she finds that he's not capable of understanding her erotic nature, which is directed within herself more than outward toward others. Understandably controversial upon its initial release (though far more subtle and poetic than one might expect given the subject matter), Kissed was the first feature film from director Lynne Stopkewich, who previously distinguished herself as a production designer.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/2015
UPC: 0883904304197
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 51,822

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Molly Parker Sandra Larson
Peter Outerbridge Matt
Jay Brazeau Mr. Wallis
Natasha Morley Young Sandra
Jessie Winter Mudie Actor
James Timmons Actor
Joe Maffei Actor
Robert Thurston Actor
Annabel Kershaw Actor
Tim Dixon Actor
Amber Warnat Actor
Bill Finck Actor
Janet Craig Actor
Edward Davey Actor

Technical Credits
Lynne Stopkewich Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Dean English Producer
Angus Fraser Screenwriter
Jessica Fraser Associate Producer
Don MacDonald Score Composer,Songwriter
Eric Mcnab Production Designer
Gregory Middleton Cinematographer
John Pozer Editor,Executive Producer
Marti Richa Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Roeck Editor
Susan Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Kristy Lee Thirsk Score Composer,Songwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kissed
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [9:59]
7. Chapter 7 [9:59]
8. Chapter 8 [8:36]

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Kissed 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A movie dealing with necrophilia is going to have a hard time finding an audience, but don't let the taboo subject matter deter you from seeing a mesmerizing and lovely film with two brilliant performances. The central theme is not treated exploitatively, but serves as a metaphor for the unknowable gulf that can exist between individuals, even ones in love, those secret and private worlds that no one can ever really glimpse. As Sandra, a girl fascinated since childhood with death and its trappings, the fearless Molly Parker is perfect, giving us just enough for understanding and sympathy, but leaving much of the inner mystery intact. While this is certainly Parker's film, Peter Outerbridge as Matt is wonderful as well, his desperation to make Sandra love him as he loves her is truly heartbreaking. A poetic and haunting film.