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Detachment

Detachment
Director: Tony Kaye

USA, Drama, 2011, 100 min, english with lithuanian subtitles
Director Tony Kaye’s 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. Stylishly directed and sharply written,“Detachment” is a contemporary vision of people who become increasingly distant from others while still feeling the need to connect. 
 
Awards:
 
2011 – International Critics‘ Prize and Cartier Revelation Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival (France).
2011 – Grand Prize and Audience Award at the Valenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure Films (France).
2011 – Best Artistic Contribution Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Japan).
2011 – Honorary Maverick Award for Tony Kaye at the Woodstock Film Festival (USA).
2011 – Audience Award at the São Paulo International Film Festival (Brasil).
 
About the director:
 
Tony Kaye (born in 1952 in London, United Kingdom) is a film director, singer, songwriter and painter. He has made several iconic music videos, including Grammy-winning “God‘s Gonna Cut You Down” by Johnny Cash. His feature film debut was “American History X” (1998), a drama about racism starring Edward Norton, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance. He has also made several documentaries, including a self-financed film on the abortion debate in the United States called “Lake Of Fire”, which opened in Toronto International Film Festival (Canada) to astounding reviews in 2006. “Detachment” is Tony Kaye‘s third fiction feature film.
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Carl Lund

Dir. of Photography: Tony Kaye

Music: The Newton Brothers

Cast: Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Betty Kaye, Sami Gayle, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, James Caan