Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot
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ISBN10: 
0571207030
ISBN13: 
9780571207039
Pages: 
97
Published: 
October 2nd 2000 by Faber & Faber
Rating: 
3.79

Set in northern England during the 1984 miner's strike, "Billy Elliot" tells the story of a young working class boy who chooses not to follow his widowed father's instructions to train to be a boxer. Instead, fascinated by the ballet class sharing the same building as his gym, Billy hangs up his gloves to pursue dreams of being a dancer. But even as he discovers his virtuoso gift for ballet he must hide his triumph from his father and brother -- both miners on strike struggling to keep food on the table. A hit at last years Cannes Film Festival and a smash success in the UK just one week into its premiere, "Billy Elliot" is being hailed as one of the best films of the year.

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Dramatic Comedy
1m, 1f
Simple Set
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