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What Richard Did (2012)

TV-MA | | Drama | 5 October 2012 (Ireland)
What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Lenny Abrahamson

Writers:

Malcolm Campbell, Kevin Power (book)
10 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Reynor ... Richard Karlsen
Fionn Walton Fionn Walton ... Cian
Gavin Drea ... Stephen
Patrick Gibson ... Jake
Liana O'Cleirigh ... Clodagh
Rachel Gleeson Rachel Gleeson ... Eimear
Billy Gibson Billy Gibson ... Oisin
Mella Carron Mella Carron ... Sophie Kilroy
Roisin Murphy ... Lara (as Róisín Murphy)
Eva-Jane Gaffney Eva-Jane Gaffney ... Sask
Sam Keeley ... Conor Harris
Aoife Duffin ... Pub Landlady
David Fennelly David Fennelly ... Boy in Cubicle
Michelle Doherty Michelle Doherty ... Liv
Pádraic Delaney ... Pat Kilroy
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Storyline

What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the beginning of university. The world is bright and everything seems possible, until in one summer night Richard does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. 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. Written by Calum Young

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Drama

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,749

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$488,327
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on a novel 'Bad day in Blackrock' which was itself at least partially inspired by real live events, concerning what became known as the Anabel's night club murder in Dublin in 2000. See more »

Connections

Featured in Film 2017: Episode dated 9 January 2013 (2013) See more »

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A well made film, but lacking story
20 November 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Lenny Abrahamson directed the excellent low budget Dublin film ADAM & PAUL so I was eager to see what this newer production was like. WHAT RICHARD DID isn't as good as that film, although it has some promise and typically realistic performances. The best thing about it is Abrahamson's moody direction, which makes you feel every moment of a torrid and emotional storyline.

Unfortunately, WHAT RICHARD DID is also rather slow and lacking in incident. The storyline is a very simple one that drags out a bit, especially in the latter half, and the almost entire lack of an ending is a disappointment in itself. It's a very realistic movie with a solid script, and Jack Reynor does well in a complex leading performance. But after ADAM & PAUL I expected more, and what I got was merely adequate.


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