British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
In 1980s Britain, a group of young men at Cutlers' Grammar School all have the brains, and the will to earn the chance of getting accepted in the finest universities in the nation, Oxford and Cambridge. Despite the fine teaching by excellent professionals like Mrs Lintott in history and the intellectually enthusiastic Hector in General Studies, the Headmaster is not satisfied. He signs on the young Irwin to polish the students' style to give them the best chance. In this mix of intellectualism and creative spirit that guides a rigorous preparation regime for that ultimate educational brass ring, the lives of the randy students and the ostensibly restrained faculty intertwine that would change their lives forever. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
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. See more »
Durham was very good for history. It's where I had my first pizza. Other things too, of course, but it's the pizza that stands out.
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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. See more »
I thought this really was an absolutely beautiful film. Really makes you think. I don't think the way they behaved in school was particularly unrealistic at all; I am currently in my final year of 6th form and have relationships like that with many of my teachers (not implying that I have crushes on them or that they touch me of course!)
Some very amusing parts, I thought it was such a lovely film. Could happily watch it over and over and over...
I felt that despite being a theatre play originally, it comes across so well on the big screen. The final part at the end I thought was wonderful.
A must-see for anyone
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