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Release Date: March 1st, 2002

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Brendan Behan, a 16-year-old Republican, is going on a bombing mission from Ireland to Liverpool during the second World War. His mission is thwarted when he is apprehended, charged and imprisoned in Borstal, a reform institution for young offenders in East Anglia, England. At Borstal, Brendan is forced to live face-to-face with those he perceived as the enemy, a confrontation that reveals a deep inner conflict in the young Brendan and forces a self-examination that is revealing.

Cast: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Michael York, Lee Ingleby, Robin Laing, Eva Birthistle

Director: Peter Sheridan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Hell's Kitchen Films, Full Schilling Investments

Distributors: Strand Releasing

Keywords: Forbidden love, Creative, Friend, Transformation, 1940s, Daughter, Emotional, Sacrifice, Underdog, Inspiring, Prison

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