Synopsis

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. Featuring extraordinary performances from its mainly young cast, Lenny Abrahamson’s third feature 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.

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Director

Lenny Abrahamson
Born in Ireland, Lenny Abrahamson started shooting shorts while studying philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin. After a period of post-graduate study in philosophy at Stanford University in California, he returned home to concentrate on filmmaking. What Richard Did is his third feature; his previous award-winning films were Garage, which was the recipient of the CICAE Art Cinema Prize in the Director's Fortnight at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Adam & Paul, which was an Official Selection at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival.

Cast

Jack Reynor: Richard Róisín Murphy: Lara Sam Keeley: Conor Lars Mikkelsen: Peter


Crew

Lenny Abrahamson: Director Malcolm Campbell: Writer Ed Guiney: Producer David Grennan: Director of Photography

Details

Blu-ray catalogue number: ART059BD DVD catalogue number: ART644DVD DVD and Blu-ray special features: Audio commentary with director Lenny Abrahamson and screenwriter Malcolm Campbell, interview with the director and cast, theatrical trailer

Awards

Winner of Best Screenplay at 2013 Evening Standard Film Awards
Official selection - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
Official selection - 2012 BFI London Film Festival


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Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

GENRE: Drama

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: Lenny Abrahamson

CAST:
Jack Reynor: Richard
Róisín Murphy: Lara
Sam Keeley: Conor
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CREW:
Lenny Abrahamson: Director
Malcolm Campbell: Writer
Ed Guiney: Producer
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DURATION: 88 Mins

LANGUAGES: English

AWARDS:
Winner of Best Screenplay at 2013 Evening Standard Film Awards
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