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Detachment - Preview

Detachment

Preview by Jack Foley

FROM the producer of The Hurt Locker and the director of American History X comes Detachment, a uniquely compelling and intelligent drama available on Blu-ray & DVD from January 28, 2013, courtesy of Koch Media.

In director Tony Kaye’s Detachment Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, Midnight in Paris) stars as Henry Barthes, an educator with a true talent to connect with his students.

Yet Henry has chosen to bury his gift. By spending his days as a substitute teacher, he 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 soon becomes a role model to the disaffected youth.

In finding an unlikely emotional connection to the students, teachers, and a runaway teen he takes in from the streets (played by newcomer Sami Gayle), Henry realises that he’s not alone in his life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.

Supporting Brody in the title role is a superb ensemble cast, including Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock, Mystic River), Blythe Danner (Will & Grace, The X-Files), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Kill Bill: Vol. 1) and James Caan (The Godfather, Las Vegas), putting in heartfelt and emotional performances that have delighted critics and audiences alike.

Fascinating, hypnotic and powerful, become absorbed by Detachment when it’s released on Blu-ray and DVD this January.

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To celebrate the release of Detachment on DVD on January 28, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 2 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Which Mad Men star appears in Detachment alongside Adrien Brody?

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