Tony Kaye, the Grammy Award-winning music video director, made his feature directorial debut with American History X way back in 1998. He later disowned the film however, reportedly over a dispute with his star Edward Norton who is rumored to have recut the film. Since then… not much from Mr. Tony Kaye except the 2006 documentary Lake of Fire and the 2009 Laurence Fishburne crime thriller Black Water Transit which has yet to receive a theatrical release.
He’s back however with Detachment which, if nothing else, boasts a terrific cast led by Adrien Brody and including Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner and James Caan. Check out the trailer and the official synopsis after the jump.
“Director Tony Kaye’s (AMERICAN HISTORY X) long-awaited film DETACHMENT stars Academy Award(R) 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. In finding an emotional connection to the students but also to fellow teachers and a runaway teen, he 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(R) winner Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Academy Award(R) nominees James Caan, and newcomers Sami Gayle and Betty Kaye.”
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