Billy Elliot

Tender, funny, and touching

Credits

Director

Stephen Daldry

Producers

Greg Brenman, Jon Finn

Writer

Lee Hall

Studios

Universal, BBC Films, StudioCanal, Working Title Films

Dneg VFX Supervisor

Rudi Holzapfel

Release date

29th September 2000

Daldry’s film is pure social-realism: set during the miners’ strike of 1984-1985 and focusing on the travails of a working-class family.

– The Guardian –

Billy Elliot has a freshness that makes it a pleasure to watch; it's a very emphatic success.The Guardian

Synopsis

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner’s son in Northern England, is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson.

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