Detachment Poster


Release Date: March 16th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody) is a substitute teacher who shuns emotional connections, and never stays long enough in one district to bond with his students or colleagues. Troubled and lost, Henry lands at a public school where an apathetic student body and disinterested parents have created a frustrated, burned-out group of teachers and administrators. Inadvertently, Henry becomes a role model to his disaffected students and bonds with a teenage runaway who is just as lost as he is.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Tribeca Film

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  • Adrien Brody deserves superlatives for his acting in the alternately mesmerizing and maddening Detachment. show more

  • Adrien Brody, delivering his finest performance since "The Pianist," plays the central role of the disaffected Henry Barthes. show more

  • Comes across like the creation of a precocious student. I don't mean that to be a damning critique, though Detachment is a mesmerizing misfire -- it's just that it has the uncomplicated earnestness and hyperbolic melodrama of teenage poetry. show more

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