Adrien Brody and Christina Hendricks take the lead in emotional drama, Detachment, released this week. And we couldn’t resist showing you a sneak peek of the film that’s sure to have everyone talking.
Directed by Tony Kaye, of American History X fame, Detachment tells the story of a gifted substitute teacher, Henry (Brody, who is also the film’s executive producer), who comes to work at a rundown, inner-city public school. Emotionally detached and somewhat vacant, Henry can’t seem to escape his troubled past and, in an attempt to to guard against emotional attachments, never stays in one place for too long.
Of the various odd-balls and disillusioned students, one in particular, Meredith (played by Tony Kaye’s own daughter, Betty) is drawn to Henry and reaches out for his help and guidance, though things get a little dark when he is wrongly accused of inappropriate behaviour.
Christina Hendricks, meanwhile, co-stars as fellow teacher, Sarah. Where others dismiss him as a little… odd, Sarah and Henry fall for each other, but he doesn’t welcome the attention easily. In this exclusive clip, Sarah tries to tap into his troubled mind.
Already praised as, ‘mesmerising and maddening,’ by Rolling Stone and ‘his finest performance since The Pianist,’ by The Hollywood Reporter, Brody is undoubtedly the shining star of this film, but with an eclectic array of talent, including Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, James Caan and Breaking Bad’s Brian Cranston, Detachment is most certainly worth a watch.
Detachment is released nationwide on Friday