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The History Boys

The History Boys
  • 2006
  • UK
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Stephen Campbell Moore

The big screen adaptation of Alan Bennett's biggest West End hit about a group of 1980s students and the influences of their teachers manages to maintain some of the humour and pathos of the original despite changes in the structure and fate of a central character.

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The History Boys

2 Oct 20063 stars

It was no surprise to find that Alan Bennett’s biggest West End hit since The Madness of George III should follow it to the silver screen, given the cash it generated, but one wonders whether its producers might have taken into account other factors…

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