American History X director Tony Kaye’s long-awaited and critically acclaimed film Detachment stars Oscar 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 also stars Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Academy Award nominee James Caan, and newcomers Sami Gayle and Betty Kaye.
The film will be available on iTunes February 24, 2012, and then get a limited theatrical release beginning March 16th.
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for Detachment over at Apple.