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Detachment (2012)

Detachment

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

March 16, 2012 (Limited)

Duration

100 min.

Studio

Tribeca Film

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Tony Kaye

Producer

Bingo Gubelmann, Benji Kohn, Carl Lund, Chris Papavasiliou, Greg Shapiro, Austin Stark

Screenwriter

Carl Lund

Starring

Story


A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher named Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment. A perfect profession for one seeking to hide out in the open. One day Henry arrives at his next assignment. Upon his entry into this particular school, a secret world of emotion is awakened within him by three women. A girl named Meredith in his first period. A fellow teacher Ms. Madison, and a street hooker named Erica, whom Henry has personally granted brief shelter from the streets. Each one of these women, like Henry, are in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.

Pictures (7 photos)


Adrien Brody stars as Henry Barthes in Tribeca Films' Detachment (2012). Photo credit by Tony Kaye.
Sami Gayle stars as Erica and Adrien Brody stars as Henry Barthes in Tribeca Films' Detachment (2012). Photo credit by Tony Kaye.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..although ugliness seeps through scene after scene here, I remained totally absorbed throughout the film..”
by Betty Jo Tucker [ReelTalk Movie Reviews]
“..bringing credibility to scenes that often don't deserve it and making the film watchable even at its most absurd extremes..”
by Sam Adams [AV Club]
“..there isn't a cynical moment in this overblown drama, but it feels personal in a way that perhaps shouldn't also become political..”
by Ella Taylor [NPR]