Anger in Liverpool as James Bulger movie petition grows to 200,000

By Jose Ruiz

The controversial movie Detainment has been in the news for its nomination in this year’s Oscars.

It is a true story based on interview transcripts and records with James Bulger’s killers in 1993. The case shocked the world.

Directed by Irishman Vincent Lambe, the film is nominated in the ‘best live action short film of the year’ category.

James Bulger’s mum, Denise Fergus, took to Twitter to express her feelings, saying she was “disgusted and upset that this so called movie had been nominated for an Oscar”.

Ms Fergus has also been fighting to have the film removed from the Oscars and not released to the public, with an online petition now having more than 200,000 signatures.

The goal is 300,000 but it is still unclear if any action will be taken to remove the Oscar nomination.


Lambe said he would make it exactly the same way again, adding that a lot of other people have seen it and think it’s an important piece of art.

We asked the people of Liverpool for their reaction.

For now it seems like the movie will compete at this year’s Oscars on February 25.

It is yet to be confirmed whether the film will be released to the public.

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