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Killing Me Softly (2002)

A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer.

Director:

Kaige Chen

Writers:

Sean French (novel) (as Nicci French), Kara Lindstrom (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Graham ... Alice
Joseph Fiennes ... Adam Tallis
Natascha McElhone ... Deborah
Ulrich Thomsen ... Klaus
Ian Hart ... Senior Police Officer
Jason Hughes ... Jake
Kika Markham ... Mrs. Blanchard
Amy Robbins Amy Robbins ... Sylvie
Yasmin Bannerman ... Joanna Noble
Rebecca Palmer ... Michelle Stowe
Ronan Vibert ... Alice's Boss
Olivia Poulet ... Alice's Secretary
Ian Aspinall Ian Aspinall ... Alice's Work Colleague
Helen Grace Helen Grace ... Alice's Work Colleague
Oliver Ryan ... Bookshop Assistant
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Storyline

London website designer Alice was happy in a stable relationship with reliable, somewhat boring Jake, but quickly dumps him after falling in love at first sight and having wild sex with an overbearing hot hunk, even before she discovers it's the famous mountaineer Adam Tallis, a studly celebrity about whom a book is just being promoted. In no time they get married, despite anonymous warnings not to trust him. In Adam's presence she enjoys being his slavish sex-toy, but when alone at his place can't resist snooping into his past, thus finding out about women falling out of love with him and concluding her climbing rescuer is scarily, dangerously jealous, but she has no proof. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

How can you escape... what you can't resist? (US DVD) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, some violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Feu de glace See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,775,138
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the picture of a naked Adele you can see a statue in the background. This is a reference to the Dutch translation of 'Nicci French''s novel "Killing me Softly" ("Bezeten van mij" in Dutch), as those certain statues are always used as covers in Dutch translations of Nicci French. See more »

Goofs

When Alice reaches for the doorknob of her office for the first time the newspaper in her bag is sticking out the back. But when she enters the office the paper is still in her bag but now poking out under her arm. See more »

Quotes

Alice: [present an idea to her work colleagues] Most of the people using the program are women and we try to sell them a game but women don't like games, women like stories. Men like games, men like to slay the dragon and get the princess but women like to know how did the dragon and the princess all get there in the first place.
Alice's Work Colleague: Gave me a chance to think. We shouldn't be playing games.
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Alternate Versions

US theatrical version was edited for sexuality to secure a R rating. The film was released on DVD & video in both its censored and unrated version. See more »

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Featured in The Making of 'Killing Me Softly' (2003) See more »

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Joseph Fiennes
1 November 2004 | by tynkerbellSee all my reviews

I loved this movie. First off I think Joseph Fiennes is a brilliant actor..and he is Very very very did I mention VERY HOT!! I thought he did a great job at portraying this character! He was mysterious, irresistible, made you a little afraid of him but yet so intrigued that you wanted more..I can see why Alice would be drawn to him...I would have been with him...over and over and over again! Anyhow I didn't see the ending as him leaving her...I got the picture that she left him. He still loved her and that was apparent to me. She even says at the end that maybe she couldn't handle a love that intense. He was obviously a very intense person with heavy emotions and in the end she realized that she couldn't live with that...in reality she did need someone more "normal" and less passionate. I love Joseph Fiennes anyhow but actually had never heard of this movie...I just happened to catch it on Showtime the other day actually and was glad I did..I thought it was a good movie.


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