So having been sent the ‘Here are the Young Men’ trailer we thought it was also something that a TV researcher says when showing Michael Jackson to his dressing room. What we actually have is what looks like a great coming of age film for that long summer between finishing school and starting University whilst waiting for A-level results.
Set in Dublin 2003, aimless teenager Matthew (Dean Charles Chapman) and his disaffected friends leave school into a social vacuum of drink, drugs and thrill-seeking in one last Summer of adolescence. Matthew romantically yearns after his free-spirited friend Jen (Anya Taylor-Joy) and struggles to maintain his increasingly disturbing relationship with the magnetic but sadistic Kearney (Finn Cole). Whilst their precocious friend Rez (Ferdia Walsh Peelo) has started to succumb to paranoia and depression. Matthew and the group are soon led by the deranged Kearney into a world of nihilistic violence, falling into shocking acts of transgression that will irrevocably change their lives.
Here Are The Young Men is written and directed by Eoin Macken from the novel of the same name by Rob Doyle. The film has a decent cast of young actors with Golden Globe(™) winner Anya Taylor Joy riding high on the success of The Queen’s Gambit (and its worth checking out ‘Thoroughbreds‘ a 2017 film of hers as well as the recent Emma). Add to this Dean Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones, 1917), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders), Emmett J Scanlan (Peaky Blinders), Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Danger Close), Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Sing Street) and Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones).
With the cinemas still to re-open (and please, please, pleeeease can they re-open soon) the film will be on various digital platforms
Watch Here are the Young Men trailer here…….
Signature Entertainment presents Here are the Young Men on UK Digital Platforms 30th April.