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The History Boys
Nicholas Hytner

Based on the musical of the same name, this tragicomedy movie on education, history, gender and hidden sexuality follows a group of British boys during their last year in school: Against all odds, they all have the potential to receive a place at a prestigious college, so their headmaster provides them with a very special curriculum. Their real obstacle, however, is finding themselves between what they are told to know and what they are told to say.

/ · · 2006

Critical edition

The History Boys. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2009. 109 min., FSK 0

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  • Award-winning
  • Democratic and political education
  • Gender equality
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text
  • Recommended by a federal state: Saxony-Anhalt