Borstal Boy

Borstal Boy Trailers

Original title Borstal Boy
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2000
Production Country
Directors Peter Sheridan
Cast Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Robin Laing, Eva Birthistle, Michael York, Mark Huberman, Lee Ingleby


Based on Irish poet Brendan Behan's experiences in a reform school in 1942. A 16 year-old Irish republican terrorist arrives on the ferry at Liverpool and is arrested for possession of explosives. He is imprisoned in a Borstal in East Anglia, where he is forced to live with his would-be enemies, an experience that profoundly changes his life.