Old Boys | Denver Film Society | Toby MacDonald | United Kingdom

Old Boys

Toby MacDonald

Comedy, Coming of Age, Romance

Contemporary World Cinema, Sheila K. O’Brien Spotlight on UK/Ireland Cinema

EnglishUnited Kingdom201796 min


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It’s survival of the fittest at all-boys’ boarding school Caldermount, where a brutal proprietary game called Streamers has one key rule: “No biting. All other forms of contact are permitted.” Egghead Amberson (The End of the F***cking World’s Alex Lawther) is surviving in this free-for-all, but only just; he’s the constant victim of harassment—both verbal and physical—by his classmates. In fact, he’s enduring one of their punishments when he encounters the beautiful and sophisticated Agnes, his French teacher’s daughter. Amberson is smitten, but Agnes only has eyes for the handsome but dim leader of the school pack, Winchester.

In first-time director Toby Macdonald’s charming reimagining of Cyrano de Bergerac, Amberson becomes the go-between for Agnes and Winchester, helping his unlikely new friend woo the girl he loves. Will he ever take a page from Winchester’s book and summon the courage to reveal himself to her?

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Producer: Luke Morris | Editor: Mark Trend, Sam Sneade | Cinematographer: Nanu Segal | Screenwriter: Luke Ponte, Freddy Syborn
Cast: Alex Lawther, Pauline Etienne, Jonah Hauer-King, Denis Ménochet
Additional Countries: Sweden

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