Jan 13, 1999 · Directed by Gillies MacKinnon. With Kate Winslet, Bella Riza, Saïd Taghmaoui, Carrie Mullan. Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco.
- Gillies Mackinnon
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Hideous Kinky is a 1998 drama directed by Scottish director Gillies MacKinnon. Based on Esther Freud's semi-autobiographical 1992 novel of the same name, it follows a young English mother who moves from London to Morocco with her two young daughters in the early 70s. The film stars Kate Winslet and French-Moroccan actor Saïd Taghmaoui.
Audience Reviews for Hideous Kinky. Apr 08, 2010. I don't think this is something I'd come back to and watch over and over again. But Kate Winslet was great as a self-centered and, at times ...
"Hideous Kinky'' is not a melodrama or a thriller, and doesn't need villains; it's the record of a time when idealism led good-hearted seekers into danger. Some of the time Julia doesn't have enough food for her children, or a place for them to stay, and her idea for raising money is pathetic: She has them all making dolls to sell in the ...
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Hideous Kinky journeys back to the early 1970s to Marrakesh, that hippy mecca for everyone from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to Gillies MacKinnon, the director of this movie. Here you'll find one nice but confused middle-class young woman escaping the daily grind of a drab London with her two young daughters in tow.
Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and interesting culture as they tag along on their mother's search for freedom and love.
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- Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet turned down the lead role in "Shakespeare In Love" so that she may play adventurous, soul searcher roles such as "Hideous Kinky," and "Holy Smoke." She certainly made a big mistake. However, we were rewarded with Gwyneth Paltrow's excellent, Oscar winning performance in "Shakespeare in Love."
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An incredible journey of self discovery and break from convention, HIDEOUS KINKY follows the story of a young mother and her daughters' journey to Marrakech,...
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Disenchanted with the dreary conventions of English life, 25-year-old Julia (Kate Winslet) heads for Morocco with her children, six-year-old Lucy and precocious eight-year-old Bea. After the girls match their mother with gentle Moroccan acrobat and con man Bilal, sexual gears are set in motion, and he moves in, serving as a surrogate father.
- Gillies Mackinnon
- Kate Winslet, Bella Riza, Said Taghmaoui