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Borstal Boy
Genre

Drama

Nationality

Ireland

Running time

01h33

Borstal Boy stars Shawn Hatosy as Brendan Behan, a sixteen year-old republican, who is sent 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.
Themes Coming of age , Crime , Ireland , Prison , School
Year of production 2000
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