AKA (2002)

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AKA is the story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Page
Lady Gryffoyn
Lindsey Coulson ...
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AKA is the story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, Dean assumes another identity and manages to enter high society. As he navigates this decadent new world, he meets a host of characters, including David, an older gay man who desires him, and Benjamin, a young hustler from Texas who has also managed to find a place among the aristocracy. Can Dean find love while living a lie? How much is he willing to sacrifice in order to pull off his charade? Presented through three simultaneous frames rather than one. Written by Anonymous

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Based on the remarkable true story.



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Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »




Release Date:

11 October 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Spryciarz, klamstwa podobne sa do zyczen  »

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At about 1 hour of the movie, Benjamin woke up to a phone call. It was for Dean. So Dean half sleepy, came out of his room half naked, answered the call. As the camera switched a position, all of sudden, Dean was fully clothed, wearing a yellow turtleneck, fully awaken; while Ben was still wrapped in a towel. See more »

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A Very Pleasant Surprise
8 July 2004 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

How did I miss this 2002 film? Never even heard of it before watching it on Sundance the other day. Quite fascinating. Excellent acting by all. A troubling set of themes in this film, including the old stand-by--incest/rape--as well as class & economic cleavage and, to spice things up, some sexual episodes of interest! Surprisingly well filmed and directed. An absolute sleeper this unusual film! Can't wait to read what reviewers thought of it. ***(And now the most ridiculous requirement from Internet Movie Database that one must fill in 10 lines of comments, so here I must add filler, and more filler, and even more filler until--aha!--the minimum number of line has been reached.)

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