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Detainment (2018)

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Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993.

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Vincent Lambe

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Vincent Lambe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ely Solan Ely Solan ... Jon
Leon Hughes Leon Hughes ... Robert
Will O'Connell ... Detective Dale
David Ryan ... Detective Scott
Tara Breathnach Tara Breathnach ... Susan Venables
Morgan C. Jones ... Detective Roberts
Brian Fortune ... Detective Jacobs
Kathy Monahan ... Ann Thompson
Killian Sheridan Killian Sheridan ... Neil Venables
Martin Phillips Martin Phillips ... Jon's Solicitor
Caleb Mason Caleb Mason ... James
Barbara Adair Barbara Adair ... Mrs. Garrity
Julie Lockey Julie Lockey ... Mrs. Johnson
Helen Roche Helen Roche ... Mrs. Wilson
Tom Pigot Tom Pigot ... Robert's Solicitor
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Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993.

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Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Detainment See more »

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Twelve Media See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Having made the Oscars shortlist, this film has been condemned by the parents of James Bulger for humanizing the murderers Jon Venables and Robert Thompson (January 2019). See more »

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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: Live Action (2019) See more »

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A rare find
8 January 2019 | by stefdehoogSee all my reviews

Brilliant acting and directing. A delicate portrait of how twisted humans can be. Very impressive and rare short film that will stick on you.


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