Borstal Boy

Based on Irish playwright/revolutionary Brendan Behan's autobiographical tale but blending in elements of his later life, including a controversial gay subplot, this compelling biodrama stars Shawn Hatosy as 16-year-old Behan, sent to reform school for pro-IRA activities in '40s England. There, Behan endures brutal treatment while discovering an interest in drama and attractions to both the warden's daughter and an opening gay friend. With Danny Dyer, Eva Birthistle, Michael York.

Year: 2000
Genre: Drama, Queer Cinema, True Stories
Country: Ireland
Director: Peter Sheridan
Starring: Danny Dyer, Eva Birthistle, Michael York
Duration: 91 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence, sexual references and offensive language
Location in store: Queer Cinema



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