Detachment

"Adrien Brody delivers his finest performance since The Pianist. "
- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
"Detachment gets to you. It hits hard."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Synopsis

DETACHMENT is Director Tony Kaye's (American History X) uniquely stylized portrait of the American education system as seen through the eyes of Henry Barthes (Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody), an educator with a true talent to connect with his student, yet has chosen to bury his gift. By spending his days as a substitute teacher, he conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form an attachment to either students or colleagues. When a new assignment places him at a public school where a frustrated, burned-out administration has created an apathetic student body, Henry quickly becomes a role model as a teacher who actually cares about the well-being of these students. In finding an unlikely emotional connection to the students, teachers, and a runaway teen he takes in from the streets, Henry realizes that he's not alone in his life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 100 min.
Year: 2011

CREDITS

CAST
Adrien Brody (Henry Barthes)
Bryan Cranston (Richard Dearden)
Christina Hendricks (Ms. Madison)
Lucy Liu (Dr. Parker)
DIRECTED BY
Tony Kaye

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Sarah Madison (Christina Hendricks). Photo credit: Tony Kaye.
Erica (Sami Gayle) and Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Photo credit: Tony Kaye.
Principal Carol Dearden (Marcia Gay Harden). Photo credit: Tony Kaye.
Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Photo credit: Tony Kaye.
Director Tony Kate. Photo courtesy of Tribeca Film.
Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Photo credit: Tony Kaye.