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Old Boys 12 rating

Charmingly idiosyncratic comedy reworking of Cyrano de Bergerac, with Alex Lawther as a boarder who helps the school hero woo a French teacher's daughter despite being besotted with her himself.

Comedy 2017 95 mins

Director: Toby MacDonald

Overview

Set against the backdrop of a rough-and-tumble boarding school for boys, in this reworking of Cyrano de Bergerac, an awkward but imaginative pupil (Alex Lawther) helps the handsome but spectacularly dim school hero (Jonah Hauer-King) pursue the fiery daughter (Pauline Étienne) of a visiting French teacher, despite being enamoured with her himself.

An idiosyncratic comedy with a great young cast, inspired by Edmond Rostand's classic story, Old Boys is directed by Toby MacDonald and produced by Luke Morris, the team behind the BAFTA-nominated shorts Je t'aime John Wayne and Heavy Metal Drummer.