Undated file photos of British boys Robert Thompson (left) and Jon Venables (right) who were jailed in 1993 for beating toddler James Bulger to death. The two boys were aged 10 at the time of the killing. Photo: Handout

Mother of James Bulger calls on Oscars to drop film about son’s killers, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, as father slams their ‘sympathetic’ depiction

  • ‘Detainment’, by filmmaker Vincent Lambe, is based on the interrogation of Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, both aged 10 at the time of the 1993 UK killing
  • The film has been shortlisted for an Oscar, to the horror of James Bulger’s parents, who were never contacted by Lambe
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Undated file photos of British boys Robert Thompson (left) and Jon Venables (right) who were jailed in 1993 for beating toddler James Bulger to death. The two boys were aged 10 at the time of the killing. Photo: Handout
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