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USA | 100 MINUTES | English |



Director Tony Kaye’s (AMERICAN HISTORY X) long-awaited film DETACHMENT stars Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form a bond with either his students or colleagues. A lost soul grappling with a troubled past, Henry finds himself at a public school where an apathetic student body has created a frustrated, burned-out administration. Inadvertently becoming a role model to his students, while also bonding with a runaway teen who is just as lost as he is, Henry finds that he’s not alone in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.

Kaye has molded a contemporary vision of people who become increasingly distant from others while still feeling the need to connect. DETACHMENT features a stellar ensemble cast, including Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, James Caan, and newcomers Sami Gayle and Betty Kaye.


Directed by Tony Kaye and Tony Kaye

TONY KAYE was born in London. He is a film director, singer, songwriter, and painter who has made several iconic music videos, including Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train." He has been nominated for six music video Grammys. His feature debut was 1998's American History X. Other films include Black Water Transit and Lake of Fire, which was shortlisted for an Oscar®.

Austin Stark, Greg Shapiro, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou, Bingo Gubelmann, Carl Lund
Tony Kaye
Carl Lund
Barry Alexander Brown and Geoffrey Richman
Director of Photography
Tony Kaye
Executive Producer
Adrien Brody, Peter Sterling
Production Designer
Jade Healy
Primary Cast
Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson, Bryan Cranston, William Petersen


Carl Lund
Press Contact
Kate Rosenbaum
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 646 723 9696
Benji Kohn
Paper Street Films
Greg Shapiro
Bingo Gubelmann
Main Contact
Austin Stark
Paper Street Films
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 646.524.6954
Chris Papavasiliou
Director's Agent
David Unger
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310.550.4000