Featuring extraordinary performances from its mainly young cast, 'What Richard Did' is a quietly devastating study of a boy confronting the gap between who he thought he was and who he proves to be.
Richard Karlsen is a golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers. The world is bright and everything seems possible, but as the film's title suggests, there is something else at play. One summer night Richard does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him.
Lenny Abrahamson's ('Frank') third feature makes the most of its locations and hugely impressive cast.
✮✮✮✮ "An acutely compassionate account of unshakeable guilt" - Tim Robey, The Telegraph
✮✮✮✮ "An engrossing and intelligent drama that throbs in the mind for hours after the final credits" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian