'Detachment': Adrien Brody Is Not Happy (VIDEO)

12/12/2011 01:17 pm ET | Updated Feb 11, 2012

Do not make Adrien Brody angry.

The Oscar-winner takes an emotional journey in "Detachment," in which he plays a disconnected substitute teacher struggling to find his way. He bounces from school to school, avoiding any sort of attachment (hence, the title) to his students, but a placement at an underprivileged school with a student body looking for inspiration becomes his chance at salvation.

The film, which screened at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, is directed by Tony Kaye. It comes after a film last year titled "Wrecked," in which Brody also played a man trying to survive -- though that came following a car crash, not any emotional accident.

For Brody, "Detachment" is a much different role than his other 2011 film, "Midnight In Paris," in which he played Salvador Dali. Let's just say there is no abstractness in this one. Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston and James Caan also star.

The film hits Video on Demand and online outlets on February 24th, and theaters in March.