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AKA (2002)

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 »


Duncan Roy


Duncan Roy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Leitch ... Dean Page
Diana Quick ... Lady Gryffoyn
George Asprey ... David
Lindsey Coulson Lindsey Coulson ... Georgie
Blake Ritson ... Alexander Gryffoyn
Peter Youngblood Hills ... Benjamin
Geoff Bell ... Brian Page
Hannah Yelland ... Camille Sturton
Daniel Lee Daniel Lee ... Jamie Page
Bill Nighy ... Uncle Louis Gryffoyn
Fenella Woolgar ... Sarah
Sean Gilder ... Tim Lyttleton
Robin Soans ... Neil Frost
Stephen Boxer ... Dermot
Neil Maskell ... Marcus


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, which includes a sexually abusive father. 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.

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Based on the remarkable true story.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »


¨The Holly and the Ivy¨
Traditional arranged by David Snell
Taken from Traditional Christmas (BRR66)
©2000 Bruton Music Limited
Published by Bruton Music Limited
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about the triptych format
15 January 2005 | by hephaistonSee all my reviews

those of you who saw this in the theater (cinema, for any Brits reading this), as i did, might be interested to know that i have been told that the DVD release is in single-screen format. because of this, i intend to have another look at this film, on DVD. while i found the triptych format interesting at first, it came to be a distraction when used for the film's entire length. that device is not sustainable for such a long time and detracts from the film, as the viewer becomes more focused on form than on content, IMHO. others who saw this in theaters and were disappointed by it might want to give it another try on DVD this time.

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Release Date:

11 October 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Spryciarz, kłamstwa podobne są do życzeń See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,553, 14 December 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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