Billy Elliot (2000)

Billy Elliot (2000)
 

Director Stephen Daldry

Writer Lee Hall

Genre Drama, Music, Romance

Year 2000

Actors Jamie Bell, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven, Gary Lewis

IMDB : 7.7 (100,760 votes)


 

Description County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Thatcher closure of British coal mines. Widower Jackie Elliot and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony, take a dim view of 11 year-old second son Billy's poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighboring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey, encourages Billy's desire, aroused by the teacher, who judged him talented enough for private lesson, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition. Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother's opposition to indispensable support.

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