AKA (2002) DVD9
Set in 1978 England, AKA opens with 18-year-old Dean (Matthew Leitch) being kicked out of his working-class home by his abusive father. Shy but socially ambitious, Dean subsequently finds work with high society marm Lady Gryffon (Diana Quick), who introduces him to the privileged set. However, Dean does something to perturb the good lady, and is unceremoniously kicked out of her household. Loathe to part company with the perks of high society, he assumes the identity of Lady Gryffon's son, Alex, and relocates to Paris. There, he makes the acquaintance of Benjamin (Peter Youngblood Hills), a cute but drug-riddled American, and Benjamin's lover David (George Asprey), an older playboy who has the hots for Dean. What unfolds is a tale of deceit, class warfare, and the complexities of sexual identity.

The DVD also features the theatrical triptych version (118 mins), in which Roy utilizes a screen split into three simultaneous images to convey this sharp, fascinating portrayal of deception and the class system.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:46:35 | 7.06 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: Nederlands, Francais
Genre: Drama

Director: Duncan Roy
Cast: Matthew Leitch, Diana Quick, George Asprey, Lindsey Coulson, Blake Ritson, Peter Youngblood Hills, Geoff Bell, Hannah Yelland
Country: UK

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