• Film ID:
  • 14114
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=107 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Britain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THE HISTORY BOYS (2006)
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Starring its original cast Alan Bennett's energetic comically written award-winning play, with its sparkling dialogue and characters, hits the big-screen. Set in 1980s Sheffield, an unruly class of gifted and charming male A-Level students return to school for the autumn term Oxbridge entrance exams. Lust, love, death and homosexuality (it's an English school picture) abound, but most of the discussion centres around the nature and value of learning. Lording over them is their passionate and dedicated unorthodox, gay, general studies teacher (Richard Griffiths), who sneers at the very thought of the thrusting exam-training that a more orthodox teaching temp propounds... theatrical and valid.
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