Detachment out today
Adrian Brody stars in this grim indictment of the US education system, directed by Tony Kaye (American History X), and with a stellar cast including Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Marcia Gay Harden and Lucy Liu. The film picked up the International Critics Award and the Cartier Revelation Prize at Deauville last year. Brody stars as substitute teacher Henry Barthes, when a new assignment places him at a public school where a frustrated, burned-out administration has created an apathetic student body, he soon becomes a role model to the disaffected youth. Henry then realises that he’s not alone in his life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.