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SPOTLIGHT

DETACHMENT

Directed by Tony Kaye
FEATURE NARRATIVE 100 Minutes
FILM GUIDE DETACHMENT

Director Tony Kaye’s (AMERICAN HISTORY X) long-awaited film DETACHMENT stars Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form a bond with either his students or colleagues. A lost soul grappling with a troubled past, Henry finds himself at a public school where an apathetic student body has created a frustrated, burned-out administration. Inadvertently becoming a role model to his students, while also bonding with a runaway teen who is just as lost as he is, Henry finds that he’s not alone in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.

Kaye has molded a contemporary vision of people who become increasingly distant from others while still feeling the need to connect. DETACHMENT features a stellar ensemble cast, including Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, James Caan, and newcomers Sami Gayle and Betty Kaye.

Drama
About the Director(s)

TONY KAYE was born in London. He is a film director, singer, songwriter, and painter who has made several iconic music videos, including Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train." He has been nominated for six music video Grammys. His feature debut was 1998's American History X. Other films include Black Water Transit and Lake of Fire, which was shortlisted for an Oscar®.


Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2011
  • Length:
    100 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson, Bryan Cranston, William Petersen
  • Director:
    Tony Kaye
  • Screenwriter:
    Carl Lund
  • Producer:
    Austin Stark, Greg Shapiro, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou, Bingo Gubelmann, Carl Lund
  • Director of Photography:
    Tony Kaye
  • Production Designer:
    Jade Healy
  • Editor:
    Barry Alexander Brown and Geoffrey Richman
  • Executive Producer:
    Adrien Brody, Peter Sterling

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