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Bear's Kiss (Kuss des Baeren, Der)

Bear's Kiss
Rebecka Liljeberg (photo © Pandora Films/Fortissimo Film Sales)

She was fourteen. She flew on a trapeze and danced with a bear. He was the bear ... a shape-shifter who could transform himself into a young man, moving between two worlds.

One day he asked her: "Do you want me, or do you want your bear?"

"I want both of you," she replied, kissing him.

For a while they were happy together. Until he killed a man to protect her...
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2002
Director Sergei Bodrov
Screenplay Sergei Bodrov, Carolyn Cavallero
Cinematography Xavier Perez Grobet
Mette Zeruneith
Giya Kancheli, SIG
Bernd Lepel
Cast Rebecka Liljeberg, Joachim Król, Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Maurizio Donadoni, Ariadna Gil, Silvio Orlando, Keith Allen, Anne-Marie Pisani, Marcella Musso
Producers Karl Baumgartner, Sergei Bodrov, Christoph Friedel
Production Company Pandora Film Produktion, in co-production with Alia Film/Rome, Orsans-Pyramide/Paris, CTB Film Company/St. Petersburg, Film I Vaest/Trollhaettan, Memfis Film, Stockholm, Tornasol Films, Madrid, in association with ARTE/Paris, Tele+/Rome, VCC Perfect Pictures/Hamburg, ARTE, ZDF, Boje Buck Produktion/Berlin
Runtime 92 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version Italian
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Venice 2002 (in competition), Toronto 2002, Pusan 2002, Havana 2002
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Via Digital, MEDIA II, Eurimages, CNC

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