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Release Date:
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 »
User Reviews:
Slightly insightful, but not wholly convincing or worthwhile 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"17 filles" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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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Soundtrack:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Slightly insightful, but not wholly convincing or worthwhile, 22 November 2014
Author: secondtake from United States

17 Girls (2011)

Lots of mid-teen girl stuff on French beaches. And yet supposedly a social issue movie about a rash of intentional pregnancies at a high school. There are scenes between the girls that pry into contemporary youth culture but only get the lid off. This is a sensational idea with the depth of a single gasp.

Even stranger, once you get into it, is how the movie makers, the writer/director pair Delphine and Muriel Coulin (both did both), took an American high school news story and adapted it to this small industrial coastal city in France. It doesn't right true. The utter rebellion of the kids to reason, their various trajectories around peer pressure and media hype, and the general glibness of some of the school reactions all seem a bit callous, and without nuance.

There is an attempt at depth (and some of the best acting) though the main character, Camille, played by Louise Grinberg. Here the need for such rebellion seems to have roots in her psyche and her family situation. How this effect "spreads" and becomes an easy viral sense of irresponsibility is not given much thought, however. There are three or four other girls who are given some complexity, but not enough to quite explain their motiviations.

Maybe the project was doomed when the writers faced the central problem—this is both about a large effect (over a dozen girls, en masse) and an individual problem (one by one). How to do both? Especially when it happens pretty much simultaneously.

There is a low budget documentary on the real deal—"The Gloucester 18" which is apparently (from their press kit) a kind of public service piece against teen pregnancy— and there is a TV series in Spanish called "El Pacto" that supposedly expands on the sensational aspects of the story. I'm not sure any of it is worth the trouble more than just reading a new article about the phenomenon. The movie here is curious at first, slow to get going, and has a few interesting moments, but it hardly holds up over an hour and a half.

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