Being 17


Damien, the son of a military family, lives in barracks in south-western France with his mother, a doctor, while his father is away in the Central African Republic.

As a gay teenager, Damien is given a hard time by a boy at school, Tom, whose adoptive mother falls ill.

The repulsion and violence they display to one another takes on a darker shade when Damien's mother decides to take in Tom to live with them.

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Well into his 70s, Andre Techine delivers his most youthful film yet, a tale of burgeoning gay romance co-written by Celine Sciamma.
108d ago
This quiet stunner represents a return to peak form for Techine.
108d ago
André Téchiné does justice to the closeness between repulsion and desire, difference and sameness.
108d ago
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