Damaged follows the story of Brendan (Nicholas Burton) a teenager serving his last couple of months in an Australian prison. Brendan now 17 who has been locked up for 4 years after committing a crime when he was a young boy is forced to evaluate his purpose inside the walls and the possibility of getting out when he meets Alice Colman (Kylie Watson) his new custodial correctional officer. While thinking he doesn't have a chance at parole, his mind is swayed when he meets and befriends his new cell mate, Umer (Kabir Singh) who he helps come to terms with his own mistakes and in turn Brendan free's his own mind in that having hope can set you free.
This film has a disjointed story that makes no sense. Shot over 5 years, and rewritten multiple times it shows many cracks in the story. The characters are wooden and have no depth as do the actors especially the lead actress who manages just to pass in acting. Alot of the actors seem to be non actors or friends which could be the reason for the terrible and cringy acting. Dont waste your time. Looks like a student film and the especially the way it was filmed. 1 star for effort, the director should stick to acting.
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