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Detachment 2011

  • Tony Kaye
  • April 25, 2011
  • 97 mins
  • English
  • Drama
Detachment is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher named Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment. A perfect profession for one seeking to hide out in the open. One day Henry arrives at his next assignment. Upon his entry into this particular school, a secret world of emotion is awakened within him by three women. A girl named Meredith in his first period. A fellow teacher Ms. Madison, and a street hooker named Erica, whom Henry has personally granted brief shelter from the streets. Each one of these women, like Henry, are in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.


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When I wanted to watch this I thought, well, okay this is gonna be a teacher-students movie. But I thought wrong. It's very much like Nolan's batman trilogy. Just like the batman trilogy didn't focus on the fight scenes and how tough batman is. Detachment doesn't focus on teacher-student relationship and how can a simple guy fixes a whole class' problems. It focuses on what's happen in Henry's (the teacher) personal life and how he copes with it. and precisely on him forgetting his trouble past. Besides, this movie shows a dark side of the educational system in America. I liked Adrien Brody here a lot. he gave a remarkable performance.

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Love it or hate it... but you can´t avoid it..

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Not my kind of movie

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