Hideous Kinky

Synopsis: Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and interesting culture as they tag along on their mother's search for freedom and love. It is told through the eyes of the youngest girl, and we learn her observations on life, Mum, and determined sister, Bea.
Director(s): Gillies MacKinnon
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
65%
R
Year:
1998
98 min
26 Views

'It's cos I flooded the bathroom and

the ceiling fell in and the cats ran off.

'That's when she started talking

about Morocco and the Sufis.

'Mum says, "A Sufi doesn't ask who a Sufi is."

'What the hell is a Sufi, anyway?'

MUM-MY!

Mummy!

Lucy!

Mum!

LUCY!

Mummy!

Mummy!

MUMMY!

Oh!

Lucy!

Mum? Is it Christmas yet?

- No, darling. Not till morning.

- Is it morning yet?

OK, come on.

- Lucy?

Mum? Toothbrush!

Hi! Hello, darling!

Hello!

- Merry Christmas!

- No, darling! Not in Morocco, it isn't.

Every week, a new set of men.

Prostitutes.

Do you think so? Where did you learn that?!

It's arrived.

What's this?

Paper hats! How useful! One for you.

And one for you.

King's Road!

Made in Morocco?

Another joke?

- Italian truffles?

Urgh! How gross.

Oh, well, at least they're edible.

- Two tickets to the Royal Albert Hall on January 1st?

- January 1st?

Mum?

- What do you think?

- Too big.

- Mum, it's the wrong parcel.

- No, it's addressed! It's definitely for us.

- It's the bloody Mandy and that boy. - Mum, where's

our presents? - Kensington, if theirs are here!

"My darlings Mandy and Lionel..."

Darlings! Lionel! Oh, your bloody father!

- Merry Christmas, Mum.

- Merry Christmas, Mum.

Thank you.

- What's the point, Mum? - Everyone

has to work. - But nobody wants dolls.

- Mum, can we have rice pudding?

- When your father's cheque comes.

- Sure, Father Christmas. - Don't we

want to go home, Mum? - London's cold.

Cold and sad.

- No camel. No Abdul the jellybean.

- No scorpions. - Can't we go home?

No, Lucy, not yet. Not by a long way.

- Eat your truffle paste, darling. -

It tastes like mud. - It's a delicacy.

- Bea, when you grow up, do you want to be a shepherd?

- I don't think so.

What then?

I'd like to be normal. Go on

- "Once upon a time..."

Once upon a time, there was

a big house, all alone in a desert.

It had 100 rooms.

They were all empty.

No-one had lived there for lifetimes.

But in the last room, where it was all dark,

lived a spooky carpet.

Years and years passed

and the carpet lived on the floor.

It was lonely and grumpy and no-one came

- only ants and a few birds.

And scorpions lived under it!

And then?

- Then?

- Someone died.

Dolls. Interested? Not interested?

Dolls?

- Mum, look!

- What, Lucy?

- Careful! What?

- Look!

This is my mum.

Hello.

- Bilal al Hamal.

- Julia. Um...

- Sorry, I'm learning. - Is

this your daughter? - Yes.

Thank you.

- Are you on holiday?

- No, we live here.

Hey!

Kids' father's a poet, right?

- In London.

- That's cool. This is Frank.

From Frankfurt.

Hi!

- Hi.

- Frank brought 300 trips from Frankfurt, didn't he?

Right there in his backpack.

He laid 'em on an entire village.

Hippies, freaks,

Moroccans, man, woman and child.

LSD pure - 300 tabs. Man, woman...

- Julia!

- Eva, hi!

Hey, Eva.

Eva!

- How are you?

- Fine.

See you, lady.

This is what happens when you come

to Morocco for a good time -

- you get married and join the Sufis.

- This is wonderful.

This is what you were asking about.

The greatest living Sufi.

Sheikh Ben Jalil.

- Did he give it to you?

- Yes, sort of.

- He must have tiny feet.

- The most elegant of old men.

A great teacher and a true saint.

- In a school?

- Yes. The school of the annihilation of the ego.

To find the god within thee.

Will you show me what he taught you?

I'd love to know.

I'd be no good. You'll have to go yourself.

In fact, Julia, I think you must.

Are we going to Algeria, Mum,

to see the Sufi?

- I'd love to. Wouldn't you? We'll have to make some money first.

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