- 1 hr 37 min
St Trinian's is a British teen comedy directed by Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson. The film follows the day-to-day activities and outrageous adventures of the residents of the dysfunctional titular girls' school. The story's unlikely heroine is Annabelle Fritton, a proper English schoolgirl who is the reluctant new student at St Trinian's, a school populated by such cliques as the Chavs, the Emos, and the Posh Totties. The eccentric headmistress, Camilla Fritton, is the sister of Annabelle's father, who unceremoniously dumps his daughter at the school after negotiating a discounted tuition. Annabelle is horrified to discover that her new home is a place devoted to anarchy. To make matters worse, her aunt and the rest of the staff fully encourage the chaos. After a few days of hazing, though, Annabelle falls into place with her disorderly classmates. Shortly after Annabelle's arrival, the students discover that their school is being threatened from two angles. First, there is the fact that their headmistress is bankrupt. The girls know that if the proper funds cannot be raised, the school will be foreclosed on and they will all have to enroll in more conventional institutions. Their beloved school is also under investigation by the new Minister of Education, who wishes to make an example of St Trinian's and reform it. He also happens to be an old flame of Miss Fritton. In order to pay off Miss Fritton's debts, the students plot a heist that involves stealing the famous Vermeer painting "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" from the National Gallery and selling it to an unsuspecting buyer. A conveniently coinciding school quiz show may prove to be just the distraction the students need to pull off the robbery and save St Trinian's School for Young Ladies. Rupert Everett plays dual roles as both Carnaby and Camilla Fritton. The film also stars Colin Firth, Talulah Riley, Gemma Arterton, Russell Brand, and Stephen Fry.