”Kicki has after several years abroad returned to Sweden. Her 16-year old son has been brought up by his grandmother and has a very distant relationship to his mother. In an effort to get reacquainted Kicki invites her son to join her on vacation in Taiwan. But her hidden agenda is that Taipei is also the home of the Taiwanese businessman with whom she has been conducting an internet romance”.
Miss Kicki is the first ever film collaboration between Scandinavia and Taiwan. The film is directed by Håkon Liu and this is his feature film debut. The script is written directly for actress Pernilla August. The film is the third of the so called ”Rookie-films”. It is produced by Lizette Jonjic at Migma Film AB in Sweden in collaboration with Ocean Deep Films in Taiwan.
PERNILLA AUGUST – KICKI
Pernilla August is one of Sweden’s most prominent actresses and has worked with directors like Ingmar Bergman, Bille August, George Lucas and Per Fly. In 1992 she won the best actress award (Prix d’interprétation féminine) in Festival de Cannes for the film The Best Intentions.
Pernilla August about Miss Kicki
-I have followed the director Håkon since he graduated film-school. I have always been curious about which way his film-making was turning. I noticed even then his genuine interest for acting and his warm sense if humour. When he asked me if I wanted to play ”Kicki” I said yes right away. It has been exciting and fun to make this trip with Håkon.
LUDWIG PALMELL – VIKTOR
Ludwig Palmell is born in 1991 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has acted in smaller roles in the TV-series ”Upp till Kamp” and ”Den som Viskar”. Miss Kicki is his feature film debut.
HUANG HE RIVER (黄河) – DIDI
Huang He River is born in 1989. He won the Best Actor of the Golden Bell Awards (the Taiwan’s equivalent of the Emmy Awards) for his first TV series appearance in “Dangerous Mind.” Miss Kicki is his feature film debut.
The businessman Mr Chang is played by one of the most prolific of all Chinese actors, Eric Tsang, veteran of more than 170 films since his 1974 debut, and twice winner of a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor.
ALEX HARIDI – SCREENPLAY
Alex Haridi was born 1979. He studied the 4-year screenwriting program at Dramatiska Institutet (The National Institute of Drama) at age 23 – one of the youngest people ever accepted at the institute.
He has since then written several award winning short films – notably “Departure” (2007) which was selected for the official competition at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. He has also written extensively for television, including the children’s series Habib.
HÅKON LIU – DIRECTOR
Håkon Liu was born in 1975 in Kirkenäs, Norway to a Norwegian mother and a Chinese father. He grew up in Taiwan. Graduated from the School of Film Directing in Gothenburg in 2004. Won the Short film Award at the Göteborg International Film Festival in 2007 and was nominated for a Swedish Award (Guldbagge) in 2008 for his short Lucky Blue. Also directed episodes of TV-series Habib for SVT (Swedish Television) in 2008. Miss Kicki is his feature lenght debut.