Mit Siebzehn

A film by André Téchi­né. Starts 16.3. at the fsk. In french with ger­man sub­tit­les.

Dami­en and Tho­mas attend the same grammar school class. They can­not stand each other and whenever ver­bal insults fail to do enough dama­ge they take a swing at each other. Yet they could just as easi­ly be friends. Damien’s mother Mari­an­ne is a coun­try doc­tor and his father a mili­ta­ry pilot on a tour of duty abroad. Tho­mas is of Maghre­bi descent and is the adop­ted son of a far­ming fami­ly living on a remo­te farm in the moun­tains. After several mis­car­ria­ges the farmer’s wife is expec­ting again and, sin­ce her pregnan­cy pro­mi­ses to be a dif­fi­cult one, Mari­an­ne invi­tes the with­drawn boy to come and stay with them for a while. Dami­en and Tho­mas find them­sel­ves having to live under the same roof …
André Techi­né has alrea­dy taken part in the Ber­li­na­le Com­pe­ti­ti­on several times with films such as Les temps qui chan­gent (2005) and Les témoins (2007). In Quand on a 17 ans he explo­res what it is like to grow up in dif­fe­rent social envi­ron­ments in this por­trait of two con­fu­sed youths try­ing to govern their emo­ti­ons. A rug­ged vil­la­ge in the moun­tains of south-wes­tern Fran­ce as the sea­sons pass beco­mes the psy­cho­lo­gi­cal land­s­cape of the rela­ti­ons­hip bet­ween two young men which vacil­la­tes bet­ween dis­dain and attrac­tion.

Quand on a 17 ans
Frank­reich 2016, 116 Min., fr OmU
Regie: André Téchi­né
Buch André Téchi­né, Céli­ne Sciam­ma
Kame­ra Juli­en Hirsch
Schnitt Alber­ti­ne Las­te­ra
Dar­stel­ler: Coren­tin Fila, Sandri­ne Kib­er­lain, Kacey Mot­tet Klein, Alexis Loret, Jean For­nerod