County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Thatcher closure of British coal mines. Widower Jackie Elliot and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony, take a dim view of 11 year-old second son Billy's poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighboring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey, encourages Billy's desire, aroused by the teacher, who judged him talented enough for private lesson, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition. Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother's opposition to indispensable support.
Genres:Drama, Music, Romance
Actors:Jamie Bell, Gary Lewis, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven
Country: France, UK
IMDB : 7.7
Metascore : 74
Awards : Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 54 wins & 65 nominations.