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D'Agostino -- Allan Dawson has recently inherited his grandmother's island estate in picturesque Santorini, Greece. It provides the perfect temporary break from his loveless marriage to Sylvia.
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D'Agostino -- Heading on a transatlantic voyage at sea from an Italian lab to America, D'AGOSTINO is the story of a human clone left for dead at the shores of Santorini Greece. This lost cargo, commissioned by wealthy individuals for organ transplants, is abandoned as
D'Agostino -- a 12/12/12 homage and heartwarming memorial tribute to the source that inspired the film. D'Agostino is dedicated to this source of inspiration, filmmaker/author Jorge Ameer's cat Jorge "George" Ameer. 18 yrs 4 months. You will now live forever. His essesnce has forever been imprinted on this celluloid.  Long live Jorge the cat!
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D'Agostino -- Heading on a transatlantic voyage at sea from an Italian lab to America, D'AGOSTINO is the story of a human clone left for dead at the shores of Santorini Greece. This lost cargo, commissioned by wealthy individuals for organ transplants, is abandoned as

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18 May 2012 (USA) See more »
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A human clone is washed up on the shores of Santorini. Allan Dawson discovers this new finding within his recently inherited property. What follows is an attempt to mold his new best friend to dire consequences. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Look for D'Agostino to Erupt Sometime in 2010
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Exceptional quality for a "gay interest" movie. See more (7 total) »

Cast

 

Jorge Ameer ... Niko

Michael Gordon Andricopoulos ... D'Agostino (as Michael Angels)
Angus Malcolm ... Larry
Keith Roenke ... Allan Dawson

Torie Tyson ... Sylvia

Directed by
Jorge Ameer 
 
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Jorge Ameer 

Produced by
Jorge Ameer .... executive producer
Fanis Kavalari .... executive producer
Thomas Likourinous .... executive producer
Irini Liourinou .... executive producer
James Vegas .... producer
Zach Voytas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Brent J. Dickey 
Keith Roenke 
Chris Tart 
 
Cinematography by
Zach Voytas 
 
Film Editing by
Jorge Ameer 
 
Sound Department
Jerry Deaton .... dialogue editor
Jerry Deaton .... sound re-recording mixer
 

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124 min
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In addition to Jorge Ameer's mains inspiration for D'Agostino - his cat "Jorge Ameer" - other cinematic inspirations for Jorge Ameer's creation of "D'Agostino" were also Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom" & Gore Vidal's/Tinto Brass "Caligula".See more »

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Exceptional quality for a "gay interest" movie., 30 March 2015
Author: mortie-853-776179 from Australia

The "gay interest" movie genre basically falls into two sub- categories.

On the one hand, there are movies which altogether lack any pretence of artistic merit: they are badly acted, badly staged, badly costumed, and badly filmed, with a screen-play completely devoid of any literary quality. Their only redeeming feature is that they usually have a cast of hot young men, who show plenty of flesh.

On the other hand, there are the "art house" gay movies, which absolutely reek of production values. These tend either to be cast with older, fatter, and/or uglier actors; or, if a pretty boy finds his way on to the set, he resolutely keeps his pants on.

D'Agostino is a rare exception to this dichotomy. The two stars – Michael Gordon Andricopoulos (aka Michael Angels) and Keith Roenke – are both exceptionally handsome: indeed, more handsome, in my humble opinion, than the smooth-skinned and pumped twinkie-boys who populate most of the gay soft-core porn movies.

And there is no shortage of flesh on show. Andricopoulos/Angels is naked in virtually every scene in which he appears. Whilst Roenke keeps his clothes on for much of the film, he obviously has no inhibitions about shedding them when the script calls for him to do so. There is only limited overt sexual interaction between these stars, but the entire plot throbs with implicit homoeroticism.

The acting, costuming, sets and cinematography are all first-rate. But what is most surprising is that this movie has a plot which is as competently crafted as it is intriguing. It is one of the few "gay interest" movies which I would bother with just for the story. Perhaps the plot-line is not entirely original, as it could be described as a gay version of the ancient story of Pygmalion and Galatea, from Ovid's narrative poem Metamorphoses, in which a sculptor falls in love with a statue which he has carved. But even that derivative theme is handled with startling originality.

Allan Dawson (Keith Roenke) is a city-based business executive, in a loveless de facto relationship with an older woman. He has recently inherited his grandmother's estate on the Greek island of Santorini, and takes the opportunity to abandon both his professional and his domestic complications by relocating to this island paradise.

Meanwhile, D'Agostino (Andricopoulos/Angels) was washed up on the shore of Santorini and taken refuge in Dawson's recently-acquired property. D'Agostino, it emerges, is the result of a cloning experiment, commissioned by men of wealth solely for the purpose of harvesting organs for transplantation. Lost overboard in a maritime accident en route from Europe to the United States, he has been left for dead.

When Dawson first discovers D'Agostino, he is apparently bereft of human qualities. Locked in a cupboard and covered in his own excrement, D'Agostino walks on all fours like a dog, and seems incapable of rational thought or intelligent communication. But the relationship between Dawson and D'Agostino gradually mutates, from that of master and hound (or master and slave), to one of mutual support and affection. I will not spoil the final twist, but it is quite unexpected.

Movies this good do not come along very often. It should be savoured.

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