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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.

Original Title Billy Elliot
Italian Title Billy Elliot
Category Out of competition
Section Reload
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 111'
Production Year 2001
Nationality France, United Kingdom
Directed by Stephen Daldry
Screenplay Lee Hall
Music Stephen Warbeck
Main cast Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood

 regista Stephen DaldrySTEPHEN DALDRY

Stephen David Daldry (born 2 May 1960) is an English director and producer of film, theatre, and television. He has won two Olivier Awards for his work in the West End and two Tony Awards for his work on Broadway. He has directed several feature films that have been nominated for Best Director and/or Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Mr. Daldry joined an elite group of directors by receiving nominations for direction in theatre, television and film.