• Publication date: April 4, 2012

Billy Elliot

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2000

MBC Max:

December 1, 2016 20:00 (KSA) ~ December 1, 2016 19:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) 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 neighbouring, 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.

Starring:

  • Jamie Bell
  • Julie Walters
  • Gary Lewis
  • Jamie Draven

Directed by:Stephen Daldry

Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material