Killing Me Softly

May 10th, 2002


Killing Me Softly

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A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 5.2/10 (7,879 voted)

Director: Kaige Chen

Stars: Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natascha McElhone

A London website designer ops out of her comfortable but ordinary relationship with a nice boyfriend when she forms a dangerously obsessive bond with a handsome, mysterious mountaineer, who turns out to have some secrets.

Writers: Sean French, Kara Lindstrom

Heather Graham - Alice
Joseph Fiennes - Adam Tallis
Natascha McElhone - Deborah
Ulrich Thomsen - Klaus
Ian Hart - Senior Police Officer
Jason Hughes - Jake
Kika Markham - Mrs. Blanchard
Amy Robbins - Sylvie
Yasmin Bannerman - Joanna Noble
Rebecca Palmer - Michelle Stowe
Ronan Vibert - Alice's Boss
Olivia Poulet - Alice's Secretary
Ian Aspinall - Alice's Work Colleague
Helen Grace - Alice's Work Colleague
Oliver Ryan - Bookshop Assistant


Official Website: MGM [United States] |

Release Date: 10 May 2002

Filming Locations: Adelphi Building, John Adam Street, Strand, London, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: €447,010 (Spain) (12 May 2002) (220 Screens)

Gross: $196,621 (Russia) (4 August 2002)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Spain:

Did You Know?

In the picture of a naked Adele you can see a statue in the background. This is a reference to the Dutch translation of 'Nicci French''s novel "Killing me Softly" ("Bezeten van mij" in Dutch), as those certain statues are always used as covers in Dutch translations of Nicci French.

Continuity: Alice's bra is alternately on/off between shots during the love-making scene in the library.

User Review

Razzie material

Rating: 5/10

"Killing Me Softly" tells of a couple who has sex, gets married, and then has problems because she (Graham) grows increasingly suspicious of him (Fiennes) whom she never really got to know before the marriage (duh). On the downside, the film has a thin story full of plot holes and implausibilities with ponderous music which is always off target and a perfectly awful school girl performance by Graham. On the upside, it's a good shoot with good camera work and lots of Graham skin. Overall, "Killing Me Softly" is a classy loser only for the less discerning viewer who wants a little suspense (very little) to zone to. (C)


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