Prick Up Your Ears

by Stephen Frears1h451987United Kingdom

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This movie is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman). In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell (Alfred Molina), and while the two begin a relationship, it's fairly obvious that it's not all about sex. Orton loves the dangers of bath-houses and liaisons in public restrooms; Halliwell, not as charming or attractive as Orton, doesn't fare so well in those environments. While both long to become writers, it is Orton who achieves fame. 

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Producer : Andrew Brown
    • Production Compagny : Zenith Entertainment Ltd., Civilhand
    • Original Music : Stanley Myers
    • Editing : Mick Audsley
    • Director : Stephen Frears
    • Distributor : ITV Angleterre
    • Costume Design : Bob Ringwood
    • Scenario : Alan Bennett
    • Photo Director : Oliver Stapleton
    • Set Decoration : Philip Elton
    • Original Work Author : John Lahr
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Year of production : 1987
    • French release date : 11 novembre 1987
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : English

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