Breaking Glass Pictures will release John Butler’s coming of age film Handsome Devil in U.S. theaters and On Demand today, June 2nd. ScreenAnarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you. You will find it below along with the trailer.
In the clip, Conor is at rugby practice with coash Pascal. Like a typical single-minded athletic coach, Pascal wants Conor to focus only on rugby, and push whatever has him preoccupied out of his mind.
Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, a new boy and star athlete, are forced to room together at their cloistered boarding school. Conor is drafted into the senior rugby team, whose actions dominate school life and whose privilege and entitlement have made Ned’s life to date at the school a misery.
The boys take an instant and visceral dislike to each other, and Ned and Conor seem destined to remain enemies until an English teacher, Mr. Sherry (Andrew Scott), begins to drill into them the value of finding one’s own voice. This lesson isn’t appreciated by everyone though, not least the rugby coach, Pascal (Moe Dunford), who has his own agenda, and who harbours some deep suspicions about Sherry.