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Handsome Devil

Handsome Devil

Synopsis

With his dyed hair, willowy build, and penchant for sexually ambivalent pop and rock from generations past, 16-year-old Ned has never fit in at the rugby-mad boarding school his father insists he attend. Determined to simply keep his nose down and weather another year of loneliness and bullying, Ned is pleasantly surprised when he develops a friendship with his dashing new roommate, Conor, a rugby virtuoso with issues of his own.

The boys bond over music and start to practice guitar together. At the encouragement of their English teacher, Ned and Conor enter a talent show at a local girls' school. As both talent show and rugby season loom, however, the pressure on Conor to choose between manly athletic discipline and more artistic pursuits threatens to tear him apart — while Ned is increasingly tempted to betray Conor's trust in order to save his own skin.

John Butler

Schedule

19.11.2017
15:45 - 17:20
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 030603
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23.11.2017
16:45 - 18:20
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 2
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 070101
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25.11.2017
15:30 - 17:05
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 091001
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

JF Youth Programme

Film info

Country: Ireland
Year: 2016
Duration: 95 minutes
Language: English
Director: John Butler
Producers: Robert Walpole, Rebecca O'Flanagan
Writer: John Butler
DOP: Cathal Watters
Montage: John O'Connor
Composer: John McPhillips
Cast: Fionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Moe Dunford
Productions: Treasure Entertainment, Windmill Lane Pictures

Synopsis

With his dyed hair, willowy build, and penchant for sexually ambivalent pop and rock from generations past, 16-year-old Ned has never fit in at the rugby-mad boarding school his father insists he attend. Determined to simply keep his nose down and weather another year of loneliness and bullying, Ned is pleasantly surprised when he develops a friendship with his dashing new roommate, Conor, a rugby virtuoso with issues of his own.

The boys bond over music and start to practice guitar together. At the encouragement of their English teacher, Ned and Conor enter a talent show at a local girls' school. As both talent show and rugby season loom, however, the pressure on Conor to choose between manly athletic discipline and more artistic pursuits threatens to tear him apart — while Ned is increasingly tempted to betray Conor's trust in order to save his own skin.

John Butler