The History Boys


The History Boys
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

Showtimes

Is this the queue for varsity?
Is this the queue for varsity?

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
Made in2006
Produced byFree Range Films, BBC, DNA Films, Royal National Theatre, UK Film Council

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report
Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (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

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo
10
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
5
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
15
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
16
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
20
BBC
Jamie Russell
15
eye Weekly
Kieran Grant
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
15

What the People say

Internet
1739 Netizens
14

Average .. 67%

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