BEAR'S KISS
BEAR'S KISS


SYNOPSIS
Don't be afraid to believe! Young Lola flew on a trapeze and danced with a bear. Misha was a bear .... a shape-shifter who could move between two worlds. "Do you want me as Misha or do you want me as bear?" he asked. "I want you both!" she answered. For a while the were happy together, until Misha killed a man to protect her. But the power of love will change Lola's life forever.

DIRECTORSergei Bodrov
YEAR2002
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDScompetition Venice 2002
Toronto 2002
PRODUCERSKarl Baumgartner (producer)
Sergei Bodrov (producer)
Christoph Friedel (producer)
Wouter Barendrecht/ Michael J. Werner (executive producer)
Fabienne Vonier (co-producer)
Gerardo Herrero/Mariela Besuievsky (co-producer)
Lars Jönsson/Tomas Eskilsson (co-producer)
Enzo Porcelli (co-producer)
Sergei Selyanov (co-producer)
Claudia Steffen (line producer)
CO PRODUCTION WITHPandora Film in co-production with Pyramide Productions
Tornasol Films
Alia Films
Memfis film
Film I Väst
CTB Film Company in association with ZDF/Arte
Tele+
Arte France Cinema
VCC Perfect Pictures
Boje Buck
PRODUCTIONJuliane Thevissen (production manager)
Anita Tesler (prod. manager Sweden)
Eugenia Soler (prod. manager Spain)
Maxim Volodin (prod. manager Russia)
Till Bosse/ Michael Brown (1st assistant director)
SUPPORTED BYFilmförderung Hamburg
Filmstiftung NRW
Filmförderungsanstalt
Centre Nationale de la Cinématographie
Eurimages
Media II development
Via Digital
WORLD SALESFortissimo Film Sales
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORPandora Film Verleih
LENGTH98 min
FORMATcolour
35mm
1:1.85
Dolby Digital Ex
SHOOTING LOCATIONSt. Petersburg (Russia)
Lysekil/Uddevella (Sweden)
Hamburg (Germany)
Jerez de la Frontera (Spain)
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEEnglish
CASTRebecka Liljeberg
Joachim Krol
Sergei Bodrov jr.
Keith Allen
Maurizio Donadoni
Anne-Marie Pisani
Marcela Musso
special appearances by Ariadna Gil
Silvio Orlando
WRITERSSergei Bodrov
Carolyn Cavallero
CASTINGSusie Figgis, Beatrice Kruger, Puce, Heta Mantscheff
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYXavier Pérez Grobet
EDITINGMette Zeruneith
MUSICSig
Giya Kanchelli
SOUNDSigurdur Sigursson (sound designer)
Stephan Konken (re-recording mixer)
Aitor Manuel Berenguer (sound engineer)
ART DIRECTIONBernd Lepel (production designer)
Yosune Lasa (art director Spain)
Gregor Mager (art director Germany)
Elena Zhukova (art director Russia)
Maria Haard (art director Sweden)
COSTUMESKarin Lohr
MAKE UP HAIRMarie-Jeanne Abel
LINKSwww.der-kuss-des-baeren.de, www.fortissimo.nl