The History Boys

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History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men.

The History Boys Synopsis

THE HISTORY BOYS tells the story of a group of bright, funny history students in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English teacher (Richard Griffiths), a young and shrewd professor hired to up their test scores (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grossly outnumbered history teacher (Frances De La Tour), and a headmaster obsessed with results (Clive Merrison), the boys attempt to sift through it all to pass the daunting university admissions process. Their journey becomes as much about how education works, as it is about where education leads.


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  • Credits
    • Starring:
      Richard Griffiths, Stephen Campbell Moore, Frances de la Tour, James Corden, Dominic Cooper
    • Director:
      Nicholas Hytner
    • Producers:
      Kevin Loader, Damian Jones
    • Screenplay:
      Alan Bennett
    • Executive Producers:
      Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, David M. Thompson, Miles Ketley, Charles Moore
    • Distributor
      Fox Searchlight
    • Sales Agent:
      Fox Searchlight
    • Credits summary:
      A BBC Films, DNA Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures and National Theatre Production.
    • Certificate:
    • Running time:
      109 mins 29 secs
  • Release Dates
    • In Cinemas
      October 13th 2006
    • Out on DVD
      March 5th 2007
    • Released
      October 13th 2006

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