Handsome Devil

Handsome Devil
  • 2016
  • Ireland
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: John Butler
  • Cast: Fionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott

Ned (O’Shea) is a young misfit in an authoritarian boarding school, forced to share a room with good-looking, charismatic Conor (Galitzine), but who finds guidance from unconventional teacher Dan Sherry (Scott). Scott gives a lively performance and O’Shea and Galitzine are impressive, but the details are unpersuasive and the story lacks originality.

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