A man jockingly shows his buttocks to police during the miners’ strike. Non-sexual.
A boy wears his sister’s dress and lip stick – says his father does it when he thinks no one is looking.
Two boys quickly kiss on the cheek.
A young girl offers to show a young boy her genitals, he declines.
Much discussion about whether boys/men who are interested in becoming ballet dancers are gay (poofs).
The main character is seen shirtless a couple of times.
A Girl & Boy talk about the girls parents not having sex.
A girl strokes a boys head after talking about sex.
A boy lies partially on top of a girl the girls strokes the boys cheek.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Billy Elliot’s translated name in China is “ballet dream” or “jump out of my world”. It tells an 11-year-old boy Billy Elliot’s Ballet road to break through many obstacles to pursue his dream.

Billy was born in a small town in northern England. When the British coal miners went on strike in 1984, Billy’s father and brother were miners. In order to fight the police, they wanted Billy to become strong. So despite the difficulties at home, they still had to squeeze out 50p a week to send Billy to boxing class. But Billy is not interested in boxing. His mother died early and left a piano. Billy always likes to lie on it and play some out of tune songs. He naturally likes music and dance.

In boxing class, Billy accidentally saw the girls practicing ballet next door. Little Billy was deeply attracted. From then on, Billy used the money from boxing class to secretly learn dance every weekend. His father and brother were very angry when they knew about it. The persuasion of ballet teacher Mrs. Wilkinson was useless, and Billy fell into a mental depression.

On Christmas night, Billy and his partner were found playing in the dance classroom by his father. Facing his father’s anger, little Billy didn’t flinch, but showed everything he had learned in recent months in front of his father. Finally, the stubborn father was shocked by his son’s passion and dancing talent. Because Mrs. Wilkinson once suggested Billy to study in a formal ballet school, his father pawned his wife’s watch and gold jewelry and sent Billy to London for the entrance examination.

After the exam, Billy didn’t expect to be admitted at all, but the offer came, and his father and brother saw him off. When Billy’s train went away, the picture was clear again. It was 14 years later, the two got off the London subway to see Billy’s performance. British Royal Ballet, adult Billy, played by Adam Cooper, dances the Swan Lake of AMP.

Frankly, I watch this film entirely because of Adam Cooper.

Cooper is my favorite. He was a pillar of the Royal Ballet (retired in 1997). In November 1995, the male version of AMP Swan Lake directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne premiered in London and made a sensation. Mary Swan played by Cooper is very charming. It is a perfect combination of strength, freedom and independence.

In those years, he entered the Royal Ballet Academy like little Billy, so when watching the film, he naturally imagined Billy as him, but Cooper’s father was a dance teacher, and his brother also studied ballet with him. He was much happier than Billy who was not understood by his father and brother. Little Billy’s problem is here. Not only his father and brother as a miner, but also himself thinks that men who dance ballet are “poof”. This idea is deeply rooted.

If you have seen amp’s Swan Lake, if you love dancing, you will be shocked by Cooper. When he danced, there was only a small movement. Every muscle on his body was moving and had an expression. No wonder someone commented that watching his performance felt like a play on his back. As little Billy described, when he danced, his mind was blank, he didn’t want anything, he just felt that the whole world had disappeared, and he was like a bird, with an electric current passing through his body, and he was flying.

Cooper’s swan is full of male charm. Let him play Billy as an adult, and then jump out of the Swan Lake. All the scruples about “poof” disappear. Facts have proved once again that ballet can also be a man’s dance. The elegance of the swan and the masculine beauty of the male body are completely mixed together, so that you can’t imagine that it’s a person. You only know that it’s a swan, mal swan, especially the death of the swan in the last fourth act. Cooper’s dancing posture is heartbreaking.

Billy heard Swan Lake for the first time. The picture in the film at that time was a giant oil tanker in the harbor, a fully industrialized port, and a few white seagulls occasionally flew over the coast. In this scene which is almost completely out of tune with the background music, Mrs. Wilkinson tells Billy the story of the swan. She’s talking about the Swan Odette, and she’s talking about herself. She said the Swan knew the opportunity came, but the prince finally abandoned her, so the Swan died.

Grandma said, “I could have been a professional dancer”, even my brother who likes rock and roll, and my mother who loves music but has passed away. Maybe they all had the dream of a swan. But they can only watch their dreams die because of their environment or themselves. Billy is happy. He has a good father who understands him. He met a good teacher. He seized the examination opportunity of the Royal Ballet Academy. He jumped out of his hometown Town, he jumped into greater London, and he jumped onto the king’s stage. He finally achieved the swan’s dream, and he became the Odette in everyone’s dream.

The highlight of the film is little Billy’s several dances. Whether it’s his tap and jump to express his mood or his free play during the exam, his irregular dance is full of vitality and enthusiasm, as well as his pride that will never admit defeat. The angry and serious eyes on Christmas Eve, he stretched his face and showed himself in front of his father. It was the persistence and determination to pursue his dream. He was really great.

“When you make up your mind to accomplish something, the whole world will unite to help you.” Brazilian writer Paul Coelho said so. So on that snowy night, the father finally realized his son’s dancing talent. He rushed to Wilkinson’s house overnight to ask about the cost of the London exam. He declined his wife’s help and went back to pawn his dead wife’s jewelry. He said, “Billy is my son.”

It was the same bitter Christmas Eve. There was no coal at home because of the coal workers’ strike. My father smashed the piano and cut down wood to burn firewood for warmth. When he took out his dead wife’s jewelry, his expression and action… Really pity the hearts of parents all over the world. It sounds like “with you”, but it is said that Chen Daosheng said he didn’t like Billy Elliot. He hated this too “secular” success, so he finally let Xiaochun return to his father.

Of course, Xiaochun’s D major of pulling Lao Chai at the railway station is very shocking, but I prefer Cooper’s jump in the air. If Billy finally fails to pass the examination of the Royal Ballet Academy, there is nothing in the world worth looking forward to. Before our dream is disillusioned, please leave it to ourselves!

Billy Elliot is a very good film, a fable of pursuing dreams, which is deeply moving. I am also running on the road of dreams, so I have no resistance to such things. Novels such as alchemist and comics such as legend of sword wind (the former has always been my favorite book, and the latter has certainly become my favorite comics). When watching little Billy sneak to ballet class, seeing that his father didn’t understand him and that he was struggling in pain, he immediately thought of signer mentioned by Jack London:

“He is just a child, but he dreams that he will become a great musician and make people all over Europe fall at his feet.”

When Adam Cooper (Billy at age 25) finally appeared, the White Swan jumped up, the perfect freeze in the flashing lights, and people all over Europe were at his feet.

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