R | 30min | Short, Crime, Drama | June 2018 (USA)
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.
Brilliant acting and directing. A delicate portrait of how twisted humans can be. Very impressive and rare short film that will stick on you. I wasn’t sure whether to watch this or not, I guess I was curious to see it after all the media reports about it, and of course it being nominated for an Oscar.
The acting is superb, especially by the two boys and the parents. I guess the film made me realise what the parents of the boys must have felt when realising the evil things their own child had done, that was hard to watch.
Do I think the film should ever have been made, I am honestly not sure, but films are quite often made without the consent of all involved.
What those two did, is the most evilest thing I have ever seen in my life, it disturbs me that they are now free.
I have never felt so sorry towards anyone as i do to James’s parents.
Director: Vincent Lambe
Writer: Vincent Lambe
Stars: Ely Solan, Leon Hughes, Will O’Connell
Country: Ireland | UK
Release Date: June 2018 (USA)
Also Known As: Detainment
Filming Locations: Dublin, Ireland