R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.
The detail of Jewish David Posner (Samuel Barnett) being headhunted to sing Christian hymns in the school choir (without his parents' knowledge) because of his fine voice is something Alan Bennett took from the childhood of longtime friend and collaborator Nicholas Hytner.
We're low in the league. I want to see us up there with Manchester Grammar, Haberdasher Askes, Leighton Park... or is that an open prison?
The locker room at the school has a passive Infra red detector clearly visible over one of the doors more recently used for intruder alarm systems. This type of device would not have been available until the early 1990s.
At the beginning of the film, the title - "The History Boys" - is taken letter by letter from random parts of an essay on the dissolution of the monasteries, a common history topic, which the History Boys themselves write later on in the film.
$100,803 26 November 2006
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