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by Sergei Bodrov


Lola, 14, is a trapeze artist who works in circus and performs with her mother, although she prefers magic tricks to the high wire. Her only friends are her fellow circus performers and children are always teasing and bullying her. Her only real friend is a bear cub called Leo, a present from her step-father André. Quite unexpectedly, Lola's mother runs away, leaving a note for her daughter. The years pass and Lola has become a young woman and Leo a fine specimen of a bear. One day she confesses to Leo her desire to find a boy who loves her back and will never leave her.

international title: BEAR'S KISS
original title: DER KUSS DES BAEREN
country: Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Russia
sales agent: Fortissimo Films
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Sergei Bodrov
film run: 91'
release date: IT 13/09/2002, GR 09/05/2003, ES 18/07/2003, DE 11/12/2003, FR 31/12/2003
screenplay: Sergei Bodrov, Carolyn Cavallero
cast: Rebecka Liljeberg, Joachim Król, Sergei jr Bodrov, Keith Allen, Maurizio Donadoni, Silvio Orlando
cinematography by: Xavier Pérez Grobet
film editing: Mette Zeruneith
art director: Bernd Lepel
costumes designer: Karin Lohr
music: Sig e Giya Kancheli
producer: Sergei Bodrov, Christoph Friedel, Enzo Porcelli
production: Pandora Filmproduktion, Alia Film, Tornasol Films, CTB Film (RU), I Vaest (SE), Memfis Film (SE), Orsans/Pyramide (FR)
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Pandora (DE), Shapira Films (IL), A-Films (NL), Cineart (BE), Gaga Communications (JP), Golden Scene (HK), Prooptiki S.A. (GR), Alta Films (ES), Pyramide (FR)
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