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The History Boys

The History Boys

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Set back in the 1980s at a boys' high school in Northern England, where group of eight boys are determined to get into England's top two universities. Two very different teachers are trying to help them in their quest, but their completely different approaches have unexpected results, as the boys discover what 'getting an education' really means. The film is based on the multi-award-winning play, and features sharp dialogue.


109 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language)
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbell Moore, Samuel Barnett, Dominic Cooper
Director
Nicholas Hytner
ScreenplayAlan Bennett, from his play
MusicGeorge Fenton
CinematographyAndrew Dunn
EditingJohn Wilson
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2006
Produced byFree Range Films, BBC, DNA Films, Royal National Theatre, UK Film Council

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report
Trailer: Medium

FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, frequent, not demeaning
NudityNone
SexSexual innuendoes
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarDebashine Thangevelo10
Die BurgerJacques Liebenberg5
Cape TimesCarina Chocano15
Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal16
The CitizenLeon van Nierop14
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge20
International Media
BBC (UK)Jamie Russell15
eye Weekly (Canada)Kieran Grant10
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers15
Internet (IMDB)1739 Netizens14
Average .. 67%13


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