Kiss or Kill


1h 36m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Two lovers, Nikki and Al, have a scam in which Nikki allows herself to be picked up by older men, drugs them, and, with Al's help, robs them. After accidentally killing one of her victims with an overdose, Nikki and Al are on the run. When the owner of one of the motels in which they crash is found

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Australian Film Commission (AFC); Opticals & Graphics; Screen Australia; South Australian Film Corporation (Safc); South Australian Film Corporation (Safc)
Distribution Company
October Films; Cinemania Film Group; Cts; Les Films De L'Elysee; October Films; Pandora Film Produktion; Primer Plano Film Group
Location
Ceduna, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Two lovers, Nikki and Al, have a scam in which Nikki allows herself to be picked up by older men, drugs them, and, with Al's help, robs them. After accidentally killing one of her victims with an overdose, Nikki and Al are on the run. When the owner of one of the motels in which they crash is found with his throat cut and a family who offered them hospitality is also found slashed to death, Nikki and Al begin to suspect each other.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Australian Film Commission (AFC); Opticals & Graphics; Screen Australia; South Australian Film Corporation (Safc); South Australian Film Corporation (Safc)
Distribution Company
October Films; Cinemania Film Group; Cts; Les Films De L'Elysee; October Films; Pandora Film Produktion; Primer Plano Film Group
Location
Ceduna, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for 11 Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Film, Direction, Screenplay, Actress (O'Connor), actor (Day), Supporting Actor (Haywood, Gilbert), cinematography, editing, sound, and costume design.

Winner of Best Actress (Frances O'Connor) and co-winner of Best Artistic Contribution to a Film (sound) at the 1997 Montreal World Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States November 28, 1997

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States August 1997

Released in United States Fall November 14, 1997

Released in United States May 1997

Released in United States October 1997

Released in United States on Video April 28, 1998

Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival August 1-10, 1997.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 7-19, 1997.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 9-19, 1997.

Shown at Denver International Film Festival October 23-30, 1997.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 10-24, 1997.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 2-12, 1997.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 22 - September 2, 1997.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1997.

Began shooting November 18, 1996.

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 22 - September 2, 1997.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1997.)

Released in United States on Video April 28, 1998

Released in United States May 1997 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 7-19, 1997.)

Released in United States August 1997 (Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival August 1-10, 1997.)

Released in United States August 1997 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 10-24, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 9-19, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Denver International Film Festival October 23-30, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 2-12, 1997.)

Released in United States Fall November 14, 1997

Expanded Release in United States November 28, 1997