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Postcards from London (2018)

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A stylish, sexy film about a young man's journey into an unusual form of escort work, set in an imaginary vision of London's Soho.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harris Dickinson ... Jim
Jonah Hauer-King ... David
Alessandro Cimadamore Alessandro Cimadamore ... Jesus
Leonardo Salerni ... Marcello
Raphael Desprez ... Victor
Jerome Holder Jerome Holder ... Street Kid
Leemore Marrett Jr. ... Paul
Silas Carson ... George
Stephen Boxer ... Stuart
Leo Hatton ... Mary Magdalene / The Prostitute / The Doctor
Emma Curtis ... Barmaid
Ben Cura ... Caravaggio
Lew Hogan Lew Hogan ... Beautiful Young Man
Archie Rush Archie Rush ... Drug Dealer / 2nd Modernist
Richard Durden ... Max
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A stylish, sexy film about a young man's journey into an unusual form of escort work, set in an imaginary vision of London's Soho.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pocztówki z Londynu See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,686, 11 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,679, 15 November 2018
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Mind Candy
23 July 2018 | by SuraditSee all my reviews

If you're expecting the gritty, sweaty reality of rent boys in London, you'll find this movie disappointing. While there are some brief, decidedly homoerotic poses struck by the boys that replicate some of Caravaggio's paintings, the rent boys in this fantasy film are more about the cerebral than the physical. As mentioned several times in the film, they do not like the term "rent boys," preferring to be called "raconteurs."

The clients are obviously drawn to the physical beauty of the boys, in particular Harris Dickinson, but (and one must be reminded that this is a fantasy) it is the boys' ability to discuss artists such as Caravaggio in depth that seals the deal, so to speak.

One reviewer referred to this as "pretentious 'dibble'". Not sure what "dibble" is. I didn't notice anyone in the film dribbling, so presumably he meant "drivel." I have to totally disagree with that. I found it all to be fascinating and the actors carried it off with marvelous skill.

If I attempted to explain what it all meant, I would undoubtedly descend into pretentious drivel. It was somewhat amusing and presumably intended to mentally stimulate the viewer by making it all open to different interpretations. It undoubtedly explored the different forms of exploitation, but not in a way that demands all viewers react in a singular, predictable way.

I thoroughly enjoyed Postcards from London and will probably watch it again because, like a painting by Caravaggio, it contains far more than can be absorbed in one glance. I can easily see that it wouldn't appeal to everyone, but it definitely deserves attention as a thought-provoking film.


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