Billy Elliot

Primary Creator
Director Stephen Daldry
Contributor(s)
Screenwriter Lee Hall
Actor Jamie Bell
Actor Gary Lewis
Properties
Duration110 minutes
Era1991-2010
StyleDrama
Name of WorkBilly Elliot
Production Date2000
Production LocationUnited Kingdom
General Notes

Description

In the poor districts of the County of Durham in Ireland a young boy feels stirring of excitement from dancing. He pursues it with a local ballet dance class, while secretly not going to his boxing lessons that his father pays for. It eventually all comes out when he is put forward for an audition to the Royal Ballet. Set in the dirt poor locale of coal mining towns, and the brutish thuggery of labor unions demanding more money, it contrasts that thuggery and violence against the wonder and beauty of ballet.

Theme

Go after what you love.

Emotional Sum or Sense-of-life

Life is dirty but one can clean up.

Tags

Ballet, Dance, Ireland

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