Detachment | 2012

Drama
The private lives of public school teachers and students at a failing public high school are examined.

Cast

... Henry Barthes

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... Mr. Charles Seabolt

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... Ms. Sarah Madison

Actor

... Dr. Doris Parker

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... Ms. Perkins

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... Mr. Wiatt

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... Mr. Sarge Kepler

Actor

... Mr. Dearden

Actor

... Principal Carol Dearden

Actor

... Erica

Actor

... Meredith

Actor

... Grampa

Actor

Company

Appian Way

Production Company

Kingsgate Films

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Synopsis

A portrait of the American education system as seen through the eyes of Henry Barthes, an educator with a true talent to connect with his students, 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.

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