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A comedy centered on three flatmates living desperate lives in London.

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Holly
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Professor Flynn
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Business Man
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Francine
Clare Wilkie ...
Chloe
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Harry Beechman
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Lorcan O'Niell
Nunzio Palmara ...
Nunzio
George Keeler ...
Frail Man
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Storyline

In London, A.K. is a Ukrainian Gypsy, seeking fame as a rocker, doing odd jobs: he's a dom, drives a hack, and runs errands for his neighbor, a poet full of self pity since going blind. A.K's flatmates are Holly, a ballerina who becomes a reluctant stripper in need of coaching, and Juliette, a pill-popping assistant at a pharmacy run by an Indian tired of his marriage. Juliette, estranged from her family, dreams of helping the poor children of Africa; A.K. has a crush on Holly; Juliette's boss lusts after her. Her hapless sister calls from time to time. The poet despairs. Is there a route from filth to wisdom for these souls? Can they find fun and fulfillment? A.K. provides philosophical comment. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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17 September 2008 (France)  »

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Ithiki kai hydaiotita  »

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Budget:

£3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,597 (USA) (17 October 2008)

Gross:

$22,406 (USA) (21 November 2008)
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Trivia

Directorial debut of pop star Madonna. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Juliette is talking to A.K and is angry at him she is wearing suspenders. However, when the camera pans to the back of her head her suspenders are not visible. See more »

Quotes

A.K.: There is duality in everything.But perhaps I should ask myself this question: Am I consciously or unconsciously, actively or passively,collaborating at this very moment with some behavior that is destined to wreak havoc on another human being?
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Spoofs The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Money Maker
Written by Ludacris (as Christopher Brian Bridges) and Pharrell Williams (as Pharrell L. Williams)
Performed by Ludacris featuring Pharrell Williams (as Pharrell)
Published by Universal Music Publishing o/b/o itself and Ludacris Universal Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) and EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. o/b/o itself and Waters of Nazareth (BMI)
Pharrell appears courtesy of Star Trak/Virgin Records
Courtesy of Disturbing Tha Peace Recordings/The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Better than you think
17 February 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie yesterday at the Berlinale.

Going into the theater I thought it might be a dreadful film (after all there were some terrible comments running the net...) I must say though after just a ten minutes the film had gotten to me. It is funny and has quite a pace to it. Getting to know the different characters did not seem to be "set up" as it happens to be in quite a few movies.

Despite the obvious humor the movie contains a lot to think about and even more to remember.

I really would advice anyone to go and watch the movie as it is one of a kind. Just go in expecting nothing and you will receive everything...


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