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AKA (2002)

 -  Drama  -  11 October 2002 (UK)
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Tim Lyttleton
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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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Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Spryciarz, klamstwa podobne sa do zyczen  »

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Last cinema film of Faith Brook. See more »

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In the scenes within the VISA investigator's office, there are IBM Personal Computers on the desks. The story is set in 1978, however, the IBM PC was not introduced until August 12, 1981. See more »

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Innovative and captivating
26 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. I started out with the full screen version on the DVD. The story is interesting. Leitch gives a quiet sparse performance. The general feel of the film matches the story line...a little tattered and edgy. When I watched the first 20 minutes of the film in the triptych I really liked it. Had my TV been bigger, and had I not just watched the whole film, I think the original presentation would have been even more interesting. This film, to me, is more of an art piece than what one might expect of a perfectly polished Hollywood blockbuster. Anything it may lack can easily be overlooked in deference to the gestalt. Finally, the soundtrack is really good.


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