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17 Girls -- Based on a headline-grabbing incident in the U.S., sister directing duo Delphine and Muriel Coulin's provocative debut feature - which they also co-wrote - follows the fallout in a sleepy French coastal town of Brittany, when a group of 17 teenage girls from the same high school all decide to become pregnant at the same time, an act at once unexpected and incomprehensible to the adults and the boys in their world.
17 Girls -- A drama centered around seventeen teenage schoolmates who decide to become pregnant at the same time.

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21 September 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, throwing their town and school into chaos. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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9 months in 90 minutes See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Louise Grinberg ... Camille
Juliette Darche ... Julia

Roxane Duran ... Florence
Esther Garrel ... Flavie

Yara Pilartz ... Clémentine
Solène Rigot ... Mathilde

Noémie Lvovsky ... L'infirmière scolaire
Florence Thomassin ... La mère de Camille
Carlo Brandt ... Le proviseur
Frédéric Noaille ... Florian
Arthur Verret ... Tom
Philippine Raude Toulliou ... Philippine
Sharleen Le Mero Pietruszka ... Sharleen
Charlotte Alonso ... Charlotte
Julia Ballester ... Julia
Manon Denis ... Manon
Clémence Thibault ... Clémence
Violaine Hayano ... Violaine
Eva Kermorvant ... Eva
Jeanne Pellan ... Jeanne
Pauline Gibert ... Pauline, la gothe
Caroline Darchen ... La prof d'EPS
Pierre Devérines ... Le prof de Physique
Lionel Gonzalez ... Le prof de maths
Antoine Cegarra ... Le prof de français
Benoît Carré ... Le prof de philo
Léo-Antonin Lutinier ... Le prof de sport
Eric Charon ... Le prof d'histoire
Joëlle Coulin ... La prof féministe
Malou Lucas ... Une prof
Samuel Achache ... Le pion
Jocelyne Desverchère ... La mère de Clémentine
Luc-Antoine Diquéro ... Le père de Clémentine
Lucia Sanchez ... La prof d'aquagym
Antoine Maho ... Le copain de Clémentine
Puerre Pfauwadel ... Stan
Marie-Louise Riou ... La pharmacienne
Raphaël Poli ... Le photographe
Ludovic Le Lez ... Le parent d'élève énervé
Sandrine Bodenes ... Parent d'élève (as Sandrine Bodénes)
Erika Vandelet ... Parent d'élève
Jean Le Scouarnec ... Parent d'élève
Gérard Lucas ... Parent d'élève
Micheline Benatar ... Médecin scolaire
Serge Moati ... Journaliste TV

Directed by
Delphine Coulin 
Muriel Coulin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Delphine Coulin 
Muriel Coulin 

Produced by
André Bouvard .... line producer
Denis Freyd .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Louis Vialard 
 
Film Editing by
Guy Lecorne 
 
Casting by
Agathe Hassenforder 
Alexandre Nazarian 
 
Production Design by
Benoît Pfauwadel 
 
Costume Design by
Dorothée Guiraud 
 
Makeup Department
Sylvie Aid .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael Ermogeni .... unit production manager
Constance Lefèvre .... assistant unit manager
Jules Raillard .... assistant unit manager
Rodolphe Risse .... post-production supervisor
Fabrice Triquenot .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guillaume Huin .... first assistant director
Lucas Loubaresse .... second assistant director
Aela Vaillant .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Florent Maillot .... property master
 
Sound Department
Leo Banderet .... boom operator
Sandie Bompar .... dialogue editor
Julien Bourdeau .... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound re-recording mixer
Olivier Mauvezin .... sound
Fred Mays .... post-synchronisation
Antoine Mercier .... boom operator
Vincent Montrobert .... sound editor
Benjamin Viau .... re-recording engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Berengere Dominguez .... visual effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loïc Andrieu .... b camera operator
Loïc Andrieu .... steadicam operator
Aymeric Colas .... steadicam
Aurélien Dubois .... first assistant camera
Vincent Garat .... groupman
Luna Jappain .... second assistant camera
David le Mevel .... electrician
Gilbert Lucido .... key grip
Hélène Martin .... digital imaging technician
Pierre Michaud .... gaffer
Jérôme Prébois .... still photographer
Mickaël Vigot .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Julie David .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Sandie Bompar .... assistant editor
Aude Humblet .... colorist
 
Other crew
Lise Ariotti .... administratrice de production
Élodie Van Beuren .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Olivier Zuchuat .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"17 filles" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Certification:
Germany:12 | Italy:VM14 (original rating) | Italy:T (re-rating on appeal) | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | USA:Not Rated

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40 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
9 months in 90 minutes, 13 October 2011
Author: Framescourer from London, UK

There's something irrefutably Gallic about this arresting rite-of- passage movie. When social maypole Camille falls pregnant at her French high school, her friends and other hangers-on take it upon themselves to get pregnant too. The film focuses on the girls and the dynamics of their relationships in this novel situation. What's so French about it though is that no-one seems to be able to get to the bottom of why this has come to pass. Despite plenty of dialogue bouncing off the topic the only real causal suggestion comes in the repeated - and silent - sequences of shots which observe the girls' bodies and frame the girls in their provincial bedrooms, staring into space, bored or dreaming. It's like Sofia Coppola's Virgin Suicides, with all the generational disconnect, and birth substituted for death.

Dreaming is the key, a word which appears in the poetic pay-off voice-over line at the close. With little on offer in the town, the girls look to create their future for themselves in this radical way. As it is with young people in this country, there is little thought given to the practical ramifications of the birth, the '18 years of sacrifice' that Camille's mother refers to, berating her headstrong daughter. Instead the girls cling do their legal research - how to wrest themselves from parental control and the state's financial obligations - and cling to one another for the rest.

It's a well-observed, often touching film in which the Coulin sisters manage a consistent tension. It's the tension of the vacuum around young people making demands for money, which come with too few or too heavy a burden of responsibility attached. I enjoyed the inclusion of Camille's brother, a soldier whose dreams are mortgaged to the state that has sent him to war. In a dreadful, subtle scene we see photos of his mascot teddy, a childish toy, propped up against the guns as if firing them.

An absorbing, realist film that would stand up well in a double feature against the melodrama of Romain Gavras' Our Day Will Come (2010). 6/10

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