About the film
dancing homophobia mentor dream sadness workers' quarter socialism youngster dancing class letter hope strike ballet dancer northern england small person street riots friendship ballet coming of age young boy cross dressing crying single father audition dance class retrospective revolt ballet school emotional vulnerability helping children smart kid street kid dance teacher 1980s miners strike father son relationship 80s throwback ballet dancing gay late 20th century teen playing kid ya generational divide
Release Date: September 28, 2000
|Slogan||:||«Inside every one of us is a special talent waiting to come out. The trick is finding it.»|
|Genres||:||Drama, Comedy, Music|
|Production Companies||:||StudioCanal, BBC Film, Tiger Aspect Productions, Arts Council of England, Working Title Films, WT2 Productions, Focus Features, Universal Pictures|
|Producers||:||Greg Brenman, Jonathan Finn, Charles Brand, Tessa Ross, David M. Thompson, Natascha Wharton, Jina Jay|
County Durham England 1984 the miners strike has started and the police have started coming up from Bethnal Green starting a class war with the lower classes suffering caught in the middle of the conflict is 11-year old Billy Elliot who after leaving his boxing club for the day stubbles upon a ballet class and finds out that he's naturally talented. He practices with his teacher Mrs Wilkinson for an upcoming audition in Newcastle-upon Tyne the audition is for the royal Ballet school in London.