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What Richard Did (2012)

TV-MA | | Drama | 5 October 2012 (Ireland)
What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Lenny Abrahamson

Writers:

Malcolm Campbell, Kevin Power (book)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Reynor ... Richard Karlsen
Fionn Walton Fionn Walton ... Cian
Gavin Drea ... Stephen
Patrick Gibson ... Jake
Liana O'Cleirigh ... Clodagh
Rachel Gleeson Rachel Gleeson ... Eimear
Billy Gibson Billy Gibson ... Oisin
Mella Carron Mella Carron ... Sophie Kilroy
Roisin Murphy ... Lara (as Róisín Murphy)
Eva-Jane Gaffney Eva-Jane Gaffney ... Sask
Sam Keeley ... Conor Harris
Aoife Duffin ... Pub Landlady
David Fennelly David Fennelly ... Boy in Cubicle
Michelle Doherty Michelle Doherty ... Liv
Pádraic Delaney ... Pat Kilroy
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What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the beginning of university. The world is bright and everything seems possible, until in one summer night Richard does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. What Richard Did is a quietly devastating study of a boy confronting the gap between who he thought he was and who he proves to be. Written by Calum Young

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Drama

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Cosa ha fatto Richard See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Max Abrahamson (Lecturer) is the father of the director Lenny Abrahamson. See more »

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Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 9 January 2013 (2013) See more »

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Morally complex Irish drama with a fantastic central performance.
4 August 2013 | by urbanlegend23See all my reviews

"What Richard Did", which I saw as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival, is a low-key but very powerful and morally complex film.

It features an excellent performance from newcomer Jack Reynor. While his titular character is obviously charismatic and charming throughout, Reynor's performance explores the depth of the character, particularly his restrained rage. There's a scene near the end of the film where he breaks down alone in his family's beach house, and it's truly heartbreaking and memorable. You really feel for the character's plight throughout the movie.

My only real complaint would be, by contrast, the performance of Lars Mikkelsen. He's not a good crier at all and one key scene in the film almost had me laughing because of his acting. A small flaw in an otherwise highly recommended movie.


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