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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 »

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Duncan Roy

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Duncan Roy

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Cast

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
David Kendall David Kendall ... Lee Page
Fenella Woolgar ... Sarah
Sean Gilder ... Tim Lyttleton
Robin Soans ... Neil Frost
Stephen Boxer ... Dermot
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Storyline

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.

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Drama | Romance

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

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Spryciarz, klamstwa podobne sa do zyczen See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Last cinema film of Faith Brook. See more »

Goofs

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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HORRIBLE
7 November 2002 | by insomnia420nySee all my reviews

What a bad film AKA is. Bad acting, bad dialogue, bad lighting, and hard to see images. Why of why did this director choose to use three tiny images instead of one? Does it serve a purpose other than to annoy you? I don't care if the director is writing his own comments on this site or if in fact he isn't a very nice person in real life, this film is plain and simple


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