Irish film Handsome Devil – the latest film from The Stag director John Butler – is set to make its Netflix premiere on July 20.
Handsome Devil tells the story of two very different boys who are forced to share a room at their rugby-obsessed boarding school. Ned Roche (Fionn O'Shea) is a room-to-himself misfit who's determined to be expelled as soon as possible - especially when he gets star rugby player Conor Masters (Nicholas Galitzine) as his new roommate.
Unfortunately for Ned, headmaster Walter Curly (Michael McElhatton) isn't willing to write him off as a lost cause in the first week of September. Soon the teenagers form an unlikely friendship, until it is tested by the school and other students.
The cast also includes Moe Dunford, Amy Huberman, Ardal O'Hanlon and Andrew Scott.
The film, which secured a number of distribution deals at the Cannes Film Festival, was released in Irish and UK cinemas in April and will join a host of other Irish films on the streaming service including The Young Offenders, Brooklyn and The Lobster.
"Everyone who has seen it so far seems to recognise elements of their own school life," Butler told RTÉ Entertainment ahead of the film's Irish release.
"And it's not about a particular type of school. As Ned says in the film, 'Everyone who's ever been young - so that's everyone ever - knows exactly what humiliation feels like'. He said it better than me."
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