Kissed (1997)

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This offbeat outing offers a surprisingly sensitive and somewhat romantic portrait of a necrophiliac. Sandra has been infatuated with dead people all of her life. She grows up to work in a funeral home and finds herself irresistibly drawn to deceased men. Her living boyfriend tries desperately to help her.

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Cast

Molly Parker
as Sandra Larson
Jay Brazeau
as Mr. Wallis
Natasha Morley
as Young Sandra
Joe Maffei
as Biology Teacher
Robert Thurston
as Detective
Annabel Kershaw
as Mother Larson
Tim Dixon
as Father Larson
Amber Warnat
as Lisa Brown
Bill Finck
as Minister
Janet Craig
as Mourner
Edward Davey
as Embalming Prof.
Hamish Wilson
as Gurney Goner
Valerie Boeke
as Cancer Corpse
Jeff Richards
as Tony the Torso
Noel Boulanger
as Prep Room Demo
Debra L. Huntley
as Dead Madonna
John Pozer
as Class Carcass
Raul Inglis
as Lucky Stiff
Andrew Guy
as Coffin Deceased
David Love
as Long Gone
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Critic Reviews for Kissed

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6)

This uncommonly assured feature debut takes a metaphysical view of necrophilia.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4
USA Today
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Stopkewich has taken on a subject that can't help but be controversial but presents it in a way that is completely non-exploitive and non-sensational. . .it is lyrical.

Apr 5, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is a futile claim to make that Kissed is less about necrophilia than it is about the nature of obsession and addiction. Though this is a perennial (and often generic) theme in film, in Kissed it is uniquely characterizing.

Oct 29, 2002 | Full Review…

Explores the intersection between sex, death and the search for transcendence.

Aug 28, 2002 | Full Review…

What makes this film standout, is that the subject matter is necrophilia.

Aug 2, 2001 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kissed

Creative progression and fantastic casting doesn't quite counterbalance the creepy necrophilic premise.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

½

Kissed is the Citizen Kane of films involving necrophilia. it's directed very well by Lynne Stopkewich in lighting, cinematography and an emotional way of exploring the subject. I really can't think of any other film where the corpse is a male and a living breathing woman is female. This is not an exploitation movie about having sex with the dead, but an art movie about loving them romantically. The central character, played by Molly Parker, has had a fascination with death since being a child. She isn't obsessed, she just finds it compelling. It is difficult to recommend or even mention this film without getting odd looks, or questions about your own sexual behavior. But this film isn't about exploring a sexual perversion, but questioning the boundaries of love, sex, death, and the search for transcendence. Well done. Photobucket

El Hombre Invisible
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

½

About a girl at a mortuary who finds an attraction to the dead bodies - it sounds bad, but actually it's quite tastefully done, and offers an interesting insight.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

½

This film's not bad, but I don't know if it's that good either. It has a promising beginning but turns rather boring towards the end. *SPOILERY* The film begins as a slow-paced, romanticised - almost a diary-like - depiction of Sandra's little obsession, but towards the end it turns into more of a story about Matt's obsession with Sandra. Or rather, Matt's obsession with Sandra's obsession. That being said, the ending isn't quite as surprising as some seem to think.

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vieras esine

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