Detachment sees Oscar winner Adrien Brody star as Henry Barthes, a teacher with a true talent to connect with his students who 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 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, Henry realises that he’s not alone in his life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.
Directed by Tony Kaye, Detachment also stars Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson, Bryan Cranston, William Petersen and newcomers Betty Kaye and Sami Gayle.
Detachment is released 29th June 2012