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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Richard Griffiths
Samuel Barnet
Samuel Anderson
Dominic Cooper
James Corden
Sacha Dhawan
Andrew Knott
Directors
Nicholas Hytner
Screenwriters
Alan Bennett
Running Time
110 minutes

The History Boys
Alan Bennet's school-set play makes it to the big screen.


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The History Boys

Plot
Two teachers with wildly differing styles try to educate a gang of star pupils to help them pass their university entry exams. As the term proceeds, the self-possessed students will force their masters to confront their own lives and secrets.


Verdict
A display of rich, humane, and often daring writing, and some classy acting from the mature folk, that can’t wriggle free of its formal, deliberate theatrical origins.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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