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Director Tony Kaye (AMERICAN HISTORY X, LAKE OF FIRE) creates a unique and stylized portrait of the American education system through the eyes of substitute teacher Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Henry wanders in and out of student lives, imparting knowledge where he can in the short time he has with them. When a new assignment places him at a failing public school, Henry’s insular world is slowly exposed by the teachers, students, and administrators he meets. Kaye has molded a contemporary vision of people who become increasingly distant from others while still feeling the need to connect.

DIRECTOR: Tony Kaye
SCREENPLAY: Carl Lund
PRODUCERS: Austin Stark, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou, Bingo Gubelmann, Greg Shapiro
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Adrien Brody, Andre Laport, Peter Sterling
CAST: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson, Bryan Cranston, William Petersen, Betty Kaye, Sami Gayle

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