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by Lenny Abrahamson


A contemporary Dublin-set tale that follows a group of privileged teenagers the summer after they leave school with the focus being on sports star Richard whose life is irrevocably changed after an act of violence. The film is loosely based on award-winning Irish author Kevin Power’s 2008 novel "Bad Day at Blackrock".

original title: What Richard Did
country: Ireland
sales agent: Protagonist Pictures
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
film run: 88'
release date: IE 05/10/2012, UK 11/01/2013, FR 17/04/2013
screenplay: Malcolm Campbell
cast: Jack Reynor, Roisin Murphy, Sam Keeley, Gavin Drea, Fionn Walton, Lars Mikkelsen, Lorraine Pilkington, Padraic Delaney
cinematography by: David Grennan
film editing: Nathan Nugent
art director: Stephanie Clerkin
costumes designer: Leonie Pendergast
music: Stephen Rennicks
producer: Ed Guiney
production: Element Pictures
backing: Irish Film Board, MEDIA Programme
distributor: Element Pictures, Curzon Artificial Eye, ZED, Angel Films A/S
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