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Hideous Kinky movie review

Hideous Kinky

Based on the book by Esther Freud, a woman takes her two children to Morocco in the 1970s looking for a Sufi guru to instruct her in the annihilation of the ego.

Hideous Kinky is one of those slice-of-life films that offers more to sociologists and future historians than to those simply seeking entertainment.

Our heroine and her children live hand-to-mouth, neglected by their stay-at-home family. They do not try to return to Britain, but instead hook up with locals. Mum is looking for spiritual awakening, the children are looking for a dependable home.

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Click here to buy films from one of the online stores in Festivale's on-line shopping mallThis is by no means a rollicking good time, nor is it spiritually enlightening. Our heroine's search for mystical truths doesn't enlighten the prosaic nature of the film.

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by Ali Kayn

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Title: Hideous Kinky (1998)
Written by: Based on the book by Esther Freud, screenplay by billy MacKinnon
Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
Produced by: Simon Relph, Mark Shivas
Edited by: Pia DiCiaula
Director of Photography: John de Borman
running time: 98 mins
Rating: M

The Players: Kate Winslet, Said Taghmaoui, Bella Riza, Carrie Mullan
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