Lamb


1h 50m 1986

Brief Synopsis

Michael Lamb, a young Christian Brother teaching at a remote and forbidding Remand Home on the Antrim coast, is made responsible for the welfare and discipline of a young 10-year-old boy, Owen, who has been put into the care of the Home by his callous delinquent mother. The repressive indifferent re

Film Details

Release Date
1986
Production Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Filmfour International; Technicolor

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Michael Lamb, a young Christian Brother teaching at a remote and forbidding Remand Home on the Antrim coast, is made responsible for the welfare and discipline of a young 10-year-old boy, Owen, who has been put into the care of the Home by his callous delinquent mother. The repressive indifferent regime operated by the Home's superior, Brother Benedict, results in unjustified punishment and increasing isolation for Owen, who turns into an aggressive loner. When Michael's father dies, leaving him a small inheritance, Michael offers Owen the chance to escape to a new and happier life, free from the constant menace of Brother Benedict's tyranny.

Film Details

Release Date
1986
Production Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Filmfour International; Technicolor

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1986

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States Winter February 22, 1995

Shown at 1986 Locarno Film Festival.

Formerly distributed by Flickers-Limehouse.

Released in United States 1986 (Shown at 1986 Locarno Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "In the Name of the Nation: Celebrating Irish Filmmaking 1910-94" June 10 - July 7, 1994.)

Released in United States Winter February 22, 1995