Kiss of Death

Reg’d © Library of Congress
A romantic thriller and a black comedy about a mother's sin, a boy with a fatal kiss, and the women who need it.
A boy whose kiss kills doesn't dare have sex—until he starts sleeping with terminal patients who need a way out. But he can't have the woman he loves.

In English for the world market.  Set in Athens
—it begins on Hydra:
When Otto brings his mistress Anita to an island she betrays him in the woods with a mule-driver, while Otto climbs toward a monastery and dies of a heart attack.
After dark she finds the body, and he comes briefly back to life and forces her to have sex—or was it a dream?  "Oh, Otto, I hope you didn’t make me pregnant!  What would come out?"

(Click on a name for a résumé, and on a picture for a show reel:)

Albert de Jongh (Felix)
What comes out is Felix.  When he kisses someone, she dies.   That's how it happens when he's a kid.  The islanders think he has the evil eye, and run them out.
At high school in Athens he doesn't dare kiss Dorothy, the girl he's in love with, which is not something she can accept or understand.

Fiona Georgiadi (Dorothy)
His mother Anita can't understand or accept it either, and urges him to get a girl.  So he gets a girl—and she dies in his arms.

Mule driver Manolis seduces Anita, or she seduces him, and he assumes that Felix is his son. What else could he be? He doesn’t know why Felix should have the evil eye, but he believes it.

Michalis Anthis (Manolis)
Felix is a bright student at the American College, and a successful young financial adviser, but without Dorothy, without any love life, he's suicidal. And temptation is all around him. 

Petroula Christou (Elie)
Elie, a receptionist at the brokerage where Felix works, is determined to seduce him and, oh, is she hard to resist!

Then he meets a terminal patient who wants out—and helps her out—and has his first sex with another human being.

Themis Bazaka
Now he has found his niche: financial advisor by day, mercy seducer by night:

Sophie Papadopoulos

Rea Karayanidou
His psychiatrist doesn't believe it, and puts it to the test: Pepi Moschovakou
Even his high school teacher needs out: Eleni Tsefala
And the police are taking an interest, but what can they prove? 

Tom Alexopoulos (Inspector Liatis)
Only with Bald Woman does Felix decline to follow through.

Louiza Zouzias (Bald Woman)
Motorcycle tough, she has made her chemo baldness part of her butch style, and falls for Felix.  He evades her because she’s too full of life to kill, but in pursuit of the kiss of death she finds him and wreaks havoc on his day job—not to say on his chaste relationship with Dorothy.  Like Tristan and Isolde, they sleep with a sword between them.
His mother Anita watches in pain while he lives out Otto's curse, agonizes over the career of dangerous judgements he's embarked on, and does what she can to interfere.
When she sees how in love and how frustrated he and Dorothy are, she knows she has to do something.

Duncan Skinner (Otto)
Felix’s father, like Hamlet’s, tries to make his son a sword of vengeance. He can’t have sex without inflicting death, and Otto sees to it that Anita will pay that price.

Pretentious Pictures presents a romantic thriller. 
Reg’d © Library of Congress

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