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Borstal Boy (2002)
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Starring: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Lee Ingleby
Director: Peter Sheridan
Category: Gay, Drama, Independent
Studio: Strand Releasing
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Length:
91 mins

 
 

 

Borstal Boy - Brendan Behan, a sixteen year-old IRA foot soldier, is going on a bombing mission from Ireland to Liverpool during the second world war. His mission is thwarted when he is apprehended, charged and imprisoned in Borstal, a reform institution for young offenders in East Anglia, England.

At Borstal, Brendan is forced to live face-to-face with those he perceived as "the enemy," a confrontation that reveals a deep inner conflict in the young Brendan and forces a self-examination that is both traumatic and revealing. Events take an unexpected turn and Brendan is thrown into a complete spin. In the emotional vortex, he finally faces up to the truth.

Borstal Boy is directed by Peter Sheridan and produced by his brother, acclaimed Irish director Jim Sheridan. Shawn Hatosy stars as Brendan and Michael York plays Joyce, the stern leader of Borstal.

"Extremely Moving" -OUT Magazine
"Entertaining! ... an old fashioned love story about a boy, a girl and another boy." - Movieline and FLM

 
 
   
   

 
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