Kiss or Kill
|Director/Writer:|| Bill Bennett|
|Director of Photography:||Malcolm McCulloch|
|Production Designer:||Andrew Plumer|
|Producers:||Bill Bennett and Jennifer Bennett|
|October Films; NR; 95 minutes|
|Cast:||Frances O'Connor, Matt Day, Chris Haywood, Barry Otto, Andrew S. Gilbert, Barry Langrishe and Max Cullen|
Exceptional performances from each character, main as well as minor, help Kiss or Kill, an Australian film noir, stand out in a genre overwhelmed by wannabes and disappointments. Nikki (O'Connor) lures men to hotel rooms, drugs them and then robs them with her boyfriend, Al (Day). Trouble begins when one of the victims dies and they find a videotape in his briefcase of a football star, Zipper Doyle (Langrishe), having sex with a young boy. Nikki and Al figure this is their big score, but when their attempt to blackmail Zipper goes wrong, they begin a cross-country trip that leaves a trail of dead bodies.