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    Added on: 17/3/2001 10:17
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    Billy Elliot (UK)

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    "This British masterpiece beats them all" — Daily Mail
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 105 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Synopsis:
    This remarkable and often humorous film follows the struggles of a northern England mining town through the 1980’s strike. Eleven year old, Billy Elliot, played by newcomer Jamie Bell, is unable to get to grips with boxing and instead develops an interest in the ballet class which is taken in the next room by Mrs. Wilkinson, played by Julie Walters, (Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone, Educating Rita) When Billy’s father, played by Gary Lewis (East is East, My Name is Joe, Shallow Grave) and brother who are striking miners, discover his secret passion for dancing all hell breaks loose. They feel ashamed and ban Billy from continuing what they call a "poofs" sport.

    Finally, with private tuition from his ballet teacher and a change of heart by Billy’s father, Billy manages to reach audition stage for the Royal Ballet School... But will he survive the snobbery of the Southern judges and manage to get over his own low self-esteem in time to make the cut?

    A box office hit of 2000, Billy Elliot has fantastically comic moments and is a great inspiration for anyone with dancing feet!

    This moving and intelligent British film has also been nominated for 3 Golden Globes, 13 BAFTAs and Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress for Julie Walters, Best Director for Stephen Daldry and Best Original Writing.

    Special Features:
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    Scene Access
    Billy Elliot Breaking Free
    Theatrical Trailer
    Production Notes
    Cast and Filmmakers
    DVD ROM features
    DVD Newsletter

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English

    Directed By:
    Stephen Daldry

    Written By:

    Starring:
    Stuart Wells
    Jean Heywood
    Gary Lewis
    Jamie Draven
    Jamie Bell
    Julie Walters

    Casting By:
    Jina Jay
    Pippa Hall

    Soundtrack By:
    Stephen Warbeck

    Director of Photography:
    Brian Tufano

    Editor:
    John Wilson

    Costume Designer:
    Stewart Meachem

    Production Designer:
    Maria Djurkovic

    Producer:
    Tori Parry
    Jonathan Finn
    Greg Brenman

    Executive Producer:
    Natascha Wharton
    David M. Thompson
    David Thompson
    Tessa Ross
    Charles Brand

    Distributor:
    Universal Pictures

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