Borstal Boy | 2002

Drama, Adaptation
The teen years of Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan. At the age of sixteen, while on a bombing mission from Ireland to Liverpool during the Second World War, he is apprehended, charged and imprisoned by ...more

Cast

... Brendan Behan

Actor

... Charlie Milwall

Actor

... Dale

Actor

... Jock

Actor

... Liz Joyce

Actor

... Governor Joyce

Actor

Company

BSkyB

Production Company

British Screen Finance

Production Company

Dakota Films

Production Company

Full Schilling Investments

Production Company

Hell's Kitchen Films

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

The teen years of Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan. At the age of sixteen, while on a bombing mission from Ireland to Liverpool during the Second World War, he is apprehended, charged and imprisoned by the British. He is sent to a Borstal, a reform institution for young offenders, in East Anglia, England. At Borstal, Brendan is forced to live face to face with those he perceived as "the enemy," a confrontation that forces a self-examination that is both traumatic and revealing. Events take an unexpected turn as Brendan falls for the headmaster's daughter and befriends an ostracized gay student. In the emotional vortex, he finally faces up to some difficult truths and finds a way to move on.

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