Ballet Boys Review

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Lukas, Syvert and Torgeir, a trio of real-life Billy Elliots, deal with the pressures of being ballet protégés and their demanding parents. For one, the chance to audition for the Royal Ballet in London could be a life-changing opportunity.


The latest in a lengthening line of ballet docs sees a trio of Norwegian lads trying to juggle dance aspiration and teenage preoccupation. The moments of quiet camaraderie are affecting, but the practice and audition sequences feel far too familiar.

The delicate bond that emerges between young boys under unusual pressure is the highlight of an otherwise fairly conventional doc.