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Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Inside every one of us is a special talent waiting to come out. The trick is finding it.
Sep 28, 2000 1h 50m
3074 votes


Set against the background of the 1984 Miners' Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.

Title Billy Elliot
Companies StudioCanal, BBC Films, Tiger Aspect Productions, Arts Council of England, Working Title Films, WT2 Productions
Countries France, United Kingdom
Keywords dancing, homophobia, workers' quarter, dancing class, strike, northern england, scholarship, ballet, coming of age, single father, audition, dance class, ballet school, dance teacher, 1980s, miners strike, durham england, father son relationship, ballet dancing, gay