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Prick Up Your Ears

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Directed by Stephen Frears
United Kingdom, 1987
Biography, Drama, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while the two begin a relationship, it’s fairly obvious that it’s not all about sex.

Synopsis

This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while the two begin a relationship, it’s fairly obvious that it’s not all about sex.

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Prick Up Your EarsDirected byStephen Frears

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1987 | Winner: Best Artistic Contribution
Independent Spirit Awards
1988 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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