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Quand on a 17 ans

Being 17

André Téchiné
F, 2016
Fiction, 116min, OmdU

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Quand on a 17 ans

André Téchiné
F, 2016
Fiction, 116min, OmdU

Cast: 
Sandrine Kiberlain
Marianne
Kacey Mottet Klein
Damien
Corentin Fila
Tom
Alexis Loret
Nathan
Screenplay: 
André Téchiné
Céline Sciamma
Sound: 
Vincent Goujon
Camera: 
Julien Hirsch
Editor: 
Albertine Lastera
Composer: 
Alexis Rault
Decoration: 
Olivier Radot
Costume: 
Christian Gasc

Production: 
Fidélité Films
World Sales: 
Elle Driver
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen
Format: 
DCP
Color

Two boys in the french Pyrenees mountains: Damien is a high school student, more cerebral than physical, and in the throes of a simmering enmity with classmate Tom, which soon comes to blows. Withdrawn loner Tom is the adopted son of a couple who run a remote mountain farm. you don’t have to be a Téchiné scholar to guess at the underlying psychological causes of the two boys’ enmity; the film opens up a web of contradictory emotions for all concerned.
Co-scripted by Céline Sciamma (GIRLHOOD), BEING 17 manifestly benefits from her insight into the problems of young people searching for their social and sexual identities; this, combined with Téchiné’s controlled vision and superb direction of actors, makes the new film a quietly potent proposition. (Jonathan Romney)