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The History Boys

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Synopsis

Based on Alan Bennett's hit National Theatre comedy-drama. An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in 1980s Yorkshire are in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at Oxford or Cambridge. A maverick English teacher, a facts-orientated history teacher and a young and shrewd supply teacher are trying to help them, albeit with completely different teaching methods. The school is run by a slightly crazed headmaster obsessed with results and getting his school up the league tables. Given all this, can the boys achieve their Oxbridge goal and what can they learn about life, love, history, and film-endings along the way?

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
109 mins
Format
16mm
Director
Nicholas Hytner
Producer
David Thompson, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Charles Moore, Miles Ketley
Co-Producer
David Thompson, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Charles Moore, Miles Ketley
Editor
John Wilson
Screenwriter
Alan Bennett
Director of Photography
Andrew Dunn
Principal Cast
Richard Griffiths, Frances De La Tour, Clive Merrison, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jamie Parker, Samuel Barnett, Dominic Cooper, Andrew Knott, Sacha Dhawan, Russell Tovey, James Corden, Samuel Anderson
Composer
George Fenton

Production Company

History Productions
c/o Free Range Films
465 Caledonian Road
London N7 9BA
UK

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BBC Films
DNA Films

Sales
Company

Distributed by 20th Century Fox