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Being 17 rides the roiling emotions of adolescence through a coming-of-age melodrama whose narrative turbulence smartly reflects the confusion of its protagonists. Read critic reviews

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When his mother takes in a bully whose own mother is ill, the son of a soldier must learn to live with the boy who terrorized him.

Cast & Crew

Sandrine Kiberlain
Marianne Delille
Kacey Mottet Klein
Damien Delille
Corentin Fila
Thomas Charpoul
Alexis Loret
Nathan Delille
Jean Fornerod
Jacques Charpoul
Mama Prassinos
Christine Charpoul
Rémi Garcia
Le proviseur
André Téchiné
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André Téchiné
Screenwriter
Céline Sciamma
Screenwriter
Albertine Lastera
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Michel Nasri
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Valérie Pangrazzi
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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (39) | Rotten (2)

  • If you can buy into the premise, good luck to you. I didn't.

    December 1, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The screenplay is marred by clumsy foreshadowing and other contrivances, but Tchin and Sciamma have tapped into something genuine: the deep confusion at the dawn of sexuality.

    December 1, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Age in Being 17 comes in awkward bursts, and yet the film moves sublimely. Director Tchin, 73 years old, is wise beyond his years.

    November 18, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • These are characters Xavier Dolan could have a field day with - just imagine the high-pitched screaming matches bouncing off the surrounding mountain landscape. But Being 17 is quieter and sturdier than that.

    November 16, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • What elevates the film is not just its beautiful setting in the French Pyrenees but also how the beautiful mountain exteriors serve as a metaphor for characters' inner lives.

    November 10, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Few filmmakers have portrayed the messy reality of human desire and sexuality as consistently, as elegantly, and as powerfully as Andr Tchin.

    November 9, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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