Adrien Brody delivers his finest performance since The Pianist.
-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
Detachment gets to you. It hits hard.
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Adrien Brody n'avait pas été aussi bon depuis Le Pianiste!
-20 minutes - Le Figaroscope - L'express -Marianne - Metro


DETACHMENT is Director Tony Kaye's (American History X) uniquely stylized portrait of the American education system as seen through the eyes of Henry Barthes (Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody), an educator with a true talent to connect with his student, yet has chosen to bury his gift. By spending his days as a substitute teacher, he conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form an attachment to either students or colleagues. When a new assignment places him at a public school where a frustrated, burned-out administration has created an apathetic student body, Henry quickly becomes a role model as a teacher who actually cares about the well-being of these students. In finding an unlikely emotional connection to the students, teachers, and a runaway teen he takes in from the streets, Henry realizes that he's not alone in his life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, May 04, 2012
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 98 min.
Year: 2011


Bryan Cranston
Christina Hendricks
Lucy Liu
Marcia Gay Harden
Adrien Brody
Tony Kaye



Director Tony Kate. Photo courtesy of Tribeca Film.
Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Photo credit: Tony Kaye.
Erica (Sami Gayle) and Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Photo credit: Tony Kaye.
Sarah Madison (Christina Hendricks). Photo credit: Tony Kaye.
Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Photo credit: Tony Kaye.
Principal Carol Dearden (Marcia Gay Harden). Photo credit: Tony Kaye.