Being 17  



Adolescence is the only time when you learn something at all

Being 17 (2016)

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Set in the beautiful high Pyrenees in south-west France, Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father, a pilot, is on a tour of duty abroad with the French military. At school, Damien is bullied by Thomas, who lives in the farming community up in the mountains, nut learns to fight back. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them while his mother is ill in hospital. Damien must learn to live with the boy who terrorised him.

Director: André Téchiné

Release Date: 2016-02-27
Status: Released
Run time: 116 min / 1:56
Revenue: $2,000,000
Production Companies : Wild Bunch, Fidélité Films, France 2 Cinéma, La Banque Postale Image 8, Région Midi-Pyrénées, SCOPE Pictures
Production Country: France
Release Date: 2016-02-27
Status: Released
Run time: 116 min / 1:56
Revenue: $2,000,000

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Casts

Sandrine Kiberlain
as Marianne
Kacey Mottet Klein
as Damien
Corentin Fila
as Thomas
Mama Prassinos
as Christine
Alexis Loret
as Nathan
Jean Fornerod
as
Jean Corso
as

Crew

Directing André Téchiné Director
Writing Céline Sciamma Writer
Writing André Téchiné Writer
Production Olivier Delbosc Producer
Production Marc Missonnier Producer
Editing Albertine Lastera Editor
Production Michel Nasri Casting
Production Valérie Pangrazzi Casting
Production Nicolas Ronchi Casting
Production Bruno Bernard Production Manager
Production Marilyne Maia Production Manager
Sound Alexis Rault Original Music Composer
Camera Julien Hirsch Director of Photography

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  • Being 17's great strength is the two utterly engrossing performances given by its leads and their exhilarating chemistry is conveyed with equal sensitivity during their tussles, as it is in every small glance and gesture.

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  • The project of “Being 17,” which is realized via the accretion of dozens of wonderful details, is to prove that assertion entirely wrong, to celebrate desire as the most natural and necessary thing in our lives.

  • Review: In ‘Being 17,’ 2 Boys Teeter Between Animosity and Attraction Image Corentin Fila, left, and Kacey Mottet Klein in “Being 17,” directed by André Téchiné.

  • BEING 17 is a moving exploration of adolescent sexual awakening from renowned French director André Téchiné with director Céline Sciamma. Damien and Thomas are French teenagers from very different upbringings who go to the same high school but can't stand each other.

  • Twenty-two years after 'Wild Reeds,' Andre Techine again depicts the awakening of gay adolescent desire and self-knowledge in this drama set in the French Pyrenees.

  • BEING 17 is a moving exploration of adolescent sexual awakening from renowned French director André Téchiné with director Céline Sciamma. Damien and Thomas are French teenagers from very different upbringings who go to the same high school but can't stand each other.

  • Being 17 seethes with the unrestrained volatility of its adolescent protagonists and could easily be mistaken for a wunderkind filmmaker's first film. Full Review Top Critic

  • Two very different boyhoods intersect in André Téchiné’s Being 17.Tom (Corentin Fila) is a loner and bad student with a difficult life, alienated from his family for being adopted and from his farming community for being black.

  • Being 17 (French: Quand on a 17 ans) is a 2016 French drama film directed by André Téchiné and starring Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila and Sandrine Kiberlain. The script was written by Téchiné in collaboration with Céline Sciamma .