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Kika Details


Spanish director Pedro Almodovar returns to his recurring framework of offbeat sexuality and death with this colorful comedy. Kika (Veronica Forque) is a Madrid makeup artist who falls in love with Ramon (Alex Casanovas), a dead man whose face Kika is hired to prepare for a funeral. Kika's attraction resurrects Ramon, and the two begin cohabiting. Kika becomes embroiled in a pair of criminal schemes, one involving her maid Juana (Rossy De Palma) and Juana's amorous, retarded brother Pablo (Santiago Lajusticia), the other involving Ramon's father, Nicholas (Peter Coyote). After Kika is raped by Pablo, she learns the incident was videotaped by Ramon, the footage ending up on a tabloid television program hosted by Andrea Scarface (Victoria Abril). Kika and Ramon split, but the latter discovers his father's complicity in the demise of his mother, leading to a violent confrontation. Because of Almodovar's humorous treatment of the film's rape, Kika was his third feature in a row that resulted in critical accusations of misogyny and exploitation. His subsequent material became more dramatic and less tinged with black humor. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:May 6, 1994


Peter Coyote
as Nicholas
Victoria Abril
as Andrea Caracortada
Alex Casanovas
as Ramon
Rossy de Palma
as Juana
Anabel Alonso
as Amparo
Jesus Bonilla
as Policeman
Karra Elejalde
as Policeman
Charo Lopez
as Rafaela
Manuel Bandera
as Chico Carretera
Bibi Andersen
as Susana
Blanca Li
as Murder victim
Bibi Andersen
as Susana


Pedro Almodóvar
Esther Garcia
Pedro Almodóvar
Alfredo Mayo
Kurt Weill
Featured Music
José Salcedo
Alain Bainee
Production Designer
Agustín Almodóvar
Executive Producer
Alain Bainee
Set Designer
Jean-Paul Gaultier
Costume Designer