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  • Director

    Toby MacDonald

  • Starring

    Alex Lawther, Pauline Etienne, Jonah Hauer-King, Joshua McGuire, Denis Ménochet

  • Run Time

    96 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    UK, Sweden

  • Certificate


  • Language

    English, French

  • Director of Photography: Nanu Segal

  • Editor: Sam Sneade, Mark Trend

  • Produced by: Luke Morris

  • Screenplay by: Freddy Syborn

  • Production Designer: Max Bellhouse

  • Sound Production: Christian Holm


Old Boys

Part of the Best of British Strand


Toby Macdonald’s wonderfully-staged debut film is a re-working of Cyrano de Bergerac’s classic story, set against the backdrop of a rough-and-tumble boarding school for boys. Amberson (Alex Lawther) may be awkward at sports, but his imagination comes to the fore when he helps the handsome school hero (who is more lad than poet) pursue Agnes (Pauline Etienne), the daughter of the visiting French teacher, despite being enamoured with her himself. A lovely comedy based on a timeless story.

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