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Directed by John Butler
95 min | 2016 | Ireland | Not Rated
Cast: Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott
Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, a new boy and star athlete, are forced to room together at their cloistered boarding school. Conor is drafted into the senior rugby team, whose actions dominate school life and whose privilege and entitlement have made Ned’s life to date at the school a misery. The boys take an instant and visceral dislike to each other, and Ned and Conor seem destined to remain enemies until an English teacher Mr. Sherry (Andrew Scott) begins to drill into them the value of finding one’s own voice. This lesson isn’t appreciated by everyone, though, not least the rugby coach, Pascal (Moe Dunford), who has his own agenda, and who harbours some deep suspicions about Sherry.
Winner: Audience Award–2017 Damn These Heels Film Festival, Best Irish Feature–2017 Dublin International Film Festival
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