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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)

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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:

Cosa ha fatto Richard See more »

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

Richard's big breakdown scene was shot in three takes. Jack Reynor was so drained afterwards that he was physically unable to do any more. See more »

Connections

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

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Decent effort "Like"
18 March 2013 | by sostevokkSee all my reviews

I almost enjoyed the film but the dialogue was poor and left the film wanting.To be fair the film did have some half decent acting from a young cast and the film ticked along nicely holding my interest throughout.The setting did seem more like the kind of Ireland i grew up in myself during the Celtic tiger.

I doubt this film will be winning awards but it was a decent watch all the same.So just to have a bit of a moan i have to say my major gripe with the film was how annoying the lead actors accent was.This might be a slight exaggeration but it felt as if every second word that came out of his mouth was "like" it really began to grate on me.I honestly don't think i could have "like" taken much more of it "like" you know what i mean "like".


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