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Bear's Kiss (2002)

A fairy tale-like love story between young circus artist Lola and the bear Misha, who one day transforms into a human.

Director:

Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov)

Writers:

Harold Manning (french adaptation), Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rebecka Liljeberg ... Lola
Joachim Król ... Groppo
Sergey Bodrov ... Misha
Keith Allen ... Lou
Maurizio Donadoni Maurizio Donadoni ... Marco
Anne-Marie Pisani ... Margarita
Marcela Musso Marcela Musso ... Anna
Ariadna Gil ... Carmen
Silvio Orlando ... Ringmaster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuri Aleksandrov Yuri Aleksandrov ... (as Yuri Alexandrov)
Natalya Aleksandrova Natalya Aleksandrova ... (as Natalja Alexandrova)
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold
Aleksandr Bashirov ... (as Alexander Baschirow)
Paul Berrondo Paul Berrondo
Michael Bornhöter Michael Bornhöter
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A fairy tale-like love story between young circus artist Lola and the bear Misha, who one day transforms into a human.

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Release Date:

13 September 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A medve csókja See more »

Filming Locations:

Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Unique and entertaining
18 February 2006 | by pykespeekSee all my reviews

Being a fan of Rebecka Liljeberg I picked up a copy of this film on DVD with great expectations. I was not disappointed. The story is that of the relationship between Lola (Liljeberg) and Misha the bear. Lola is a performer with a shabby traveling circus. Her mother and step father also work in the circus but life is far from perfect. Lola is given a baby bear and forms the kind of loving bond she is unable to have with the emotionally damaged circus people that surround her. In response to her love Misha reveals to her that he is a shape shifter and can transform from a bear to a man (Sergei Bodrov Jr). A beautiful love story unfolds with a unique and unexpected twist at the end. Rebecka Liljeberg is wonderful embracing the sad, lonely Lola trapped in the cheap and tawdry world of circus life. The film is directed admirably by Sergei Bodrov Sr. The soundtrack is haunting and sad but gets a little too heavy handed at times in my opinion. I would recommend this film to anyone interested in something a little different from the standard Hollywood fair.


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