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The Kiss

The Kiss

Kysset
2022Films Drama/Romance1 h 50 mins
A tender romance unfolds between a young cavalry officer and a baron’s handicapped daughter. However, are these newfound feelings truly roused by love or mere pity for her disability?
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The Kiss

The Kiss
The Kiss

The Kiss

Kysset
2022Films Drama/Romance1 h 50 mins
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The Kiss
The Kiss
Details
In this epic romantic drama set in Denmark in 1913, Anton, a noble and conscientious young man, is training as a cavalry officer. During a training session he orders his platoon to help Baron von Løvenskjold and finds himself invited to a ball at the castle where he meets the Baron’s beautiful but miserable daughter Edith who is physically handicapped after an unfortunate accident. Anton feels a growing compassion towards Edith, and as the two spend more time together he grows fond of her. However, he can’t figure out whether his feelings are of pity or true love, and in his attempt at doing the right thing he gets ever more entangled in promises, lies, and responsibility towards the Løvenskjold family and to Edith.
Director
Bille August
Country
Denmark
Language
Danish

Details
In this epic romantic drama set in Denmark in 1913, Anton, a noble and conscientious young man, is training as a cavalry officer. During a training session he orders his platoon to help Baron von Løvenskjold and finds himself invited to a ball at the castle where he meets the Baron’s beautiful but miserable daughter Edith who is physically handicapped after an unfortunate accident. Anton feels a growing compassion towards Edith, and as the two spend more time together he grows fond of her. However, he can’t figure out whether his feelings are of pity or true love, and in his attempt at doing the right thing he gets ever more entangled in promises, lies, and responsibility towards the Løvenskjold family and to Edith.
Director
Bille August
Country
Denmark
Language
Danish

Accolades
The Kiss
Warsaw Grand Prix Nominee
Warsaw International Film Festival, 2022
The Kiss
The Kiss
Bille August, Best Director
Sant Jordi International Film Festival, 2023
The Kiss
The Kiss
Warsaw Grand Prix Nominee
Warsaw International Film Festival, 2022
The Kiss
The Kiss
Bille August, Best Director
Sant Jordi International Film Festival, 2023
The Kiss
The Kiss
Warsaw Grand Prix Nominee
Warsaw International Film Festival, 2022
The Kiss
The Kiss
Bille August, Best Director
Sant Jordi International Film Festival, 2023
The Kiss

Trivia
Bille August is an Oscar and double Palme d'Or winning director. The Kiss was inspired by Stefan Zweig's novel, Beware of Pity.
Meet the Cast
Esben Smed

Esben Smed

Clara Rosager

Clara Rosager

David Dencik

David Dencik

Lars Mikkelsen

Lars Mikkelsen

Rosalinde Mynster

Rosalinde Mynster

Meet the Cast
Esben Smed

Esben Smed

Clara Rosager

Clara Rosager

David Dencik

David Dencik

Lars Mikkelsen

Lars Mikkelsen

Rosalinde Mynster

Rosalinde Mynster

Directors

Bille August

Director's Statement

Even though “The Kiss” takes place in a historic environment, it’s definitely not the intention to make a “period piece”, a “costume drama”. On the contrary, the time, the period is simply thought as a grand, picturesque, cinematic backdrop, where the actual content, the form and progressive style of storytelling is the bearing, present, energetic and irresistible element. Where aesthethic and moral – the visually fantastic and the life affirming drama – come together in a larger, ubiquitous entity, a matchless filmic universe.

Bille August
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