What Richard Did
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Running time: 88 mins Released: 11th January 2013
About What Richard Did
A slow-burning cautionary tale. Richard is a teenager whiling away a lazy summer in Dublin before he heads off to university. Intelligent, good-looking, privileged and loved at school and home, he has a bright future ahead of him. However, he is also used to getting what he wants. So when he sees that his new girlfriend Lara (Roisin Murphy) seems to be hung up on her ex-boyfriend Conor (Sam Keeley), Richard is confused. Conor makes no bones about his dislike of Richard and his charmed life while Richard is uncomfortable around Lara's family, who are poorer than his own. Richard has to confront some ugly truths about himself when a shocking act of violence has devastating consequences.