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17 Girls (2011)
 (บรรยายอังกฤษ)
 
   
 

Director:Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin Producer:Denis Freyd Screenplay by:Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin

Cinematography:Jean-Louis Vialard  Edited by:Guy Lecorne Running time:86 min Country:France Language:French

Genre:Drama  Subtitle:English  Starring: Louise Grinberg ... Camille, Juliette Darche ... Julia, Roxane Duran ... Florence,
Esther Garrel ... Flavie, Yara Pilartz ... Clémentine, Solène Rigot ... Mathilde, Noémie Lvovsky ... L''infirmière scolaire

 
 

หนังตัวอย่าง:

รางวัล:2 wins & 5 nominations.

 

 

Bratislava International Film Festival 2011

Won
Student Jury Award
Muriel Coulin 
Delphine Coulin 
 
Nominated
Grand Prix
Muriel Coulin 
Delphine Coulin 
 

Cannes Film Festival 2011

Nominated
Critics Week Grand Prize
Delphine Coulin 
Muriel Coulin 
Nominated
Golden Camera
Muriel Coulin 
Delphine Coulin 
 

César Awards, France 2012

Nominated
César
Best First Film (Meilleur premier film)
Delphine Coulin (director) 
Muriel Coulin (director) 
Denis Freyd (producer) 
 

Deauville Film Festival 2011

Won
Michel d''Ornano Award
Delphine Coulin 
Muriel Coulin 
 

Montréal World Film Festival 2011

Nominated
Golden Zenith
Delphine Coulin 
Muriel Coulin 
 
 

When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, throwing their town and school into chaos.

17 Girls (French: 17 filles) is a 2011 French film about 17 teenage girls who make a pregnancy pact. The film was screened at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival and the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. 17 Girls is based on the alleged pregnancy pact that took place at Gloucester High School in 2008.

Plot

In Lorient, 17 teenage girls from the same high school make an unexpected decision, incomprehensible to the boys and adults. They decide to get pregnant at the same time. Camille (Louise Grinberg) lives alone with her mother who is overwhelmed by her work. She becomes pregnant after a condom problem with a sexual partner who is not her boyfriend. She is the first to discover a positive pregnancy test.

She wants to keep her child, which will convince the others to become pregnant and they can all raise their children together. These girls do not want to comply with the traditional code of conduct and just want to "give the love they have to a baby." Emancipation, is the keyword of these girls who build a plan to no longer be reflections of their parents. "We will be only 16 years apart from our kids, this is ideal. We will be closer in age, no clash of generations!" They decide to educate their future children together in the form of a "hippie community."
 


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The true-to-life vapidness of a group of teens

7 March 2014 | by Steve Pulaski (United States)
Instantaneously, 17 Girls reminds me of the American film The Bling Ring, which centered around a group of spoiled adolescents growing up in Hollywood that would venture out at night and rob celebrity''s homes, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of values. Their plans were more than just rob whomever whenever but sporadic, carefully-planned that would take place when the celebrity was out of town, judging by their Twitter feed and social networking activity.

The film was immediately criticized for being empty, somewhat superficial, and lacking any real depth, and brief searches for the Coulin sisters'' (Delphine and Muriel) 17 Girls has warranted similar criticism. Let me reiterate the reason for the emptiness one more time. 17 Girls is based off another unfathomably true story, revolving around a group of teen girls who made a pact to get pregnant around the same time so they could all deliver at he same time and raise their babies together. This kind of act is empty and stupid, and the Coulin sisters make not attempt to disguise the true stupidity of what these girls did. However, they do make an attempt to justify it, and that is when we have a film.

This pact begins when seventeen-year-old Camille (Louise Grinberg) discovers she is pregnant after the condom breaks during sex with her partner. By making the choice to keep the child, despite abortion and adoption being available options, she manages to encourage her friends to also have children and get pregnant. One even resorts to getting impregnated by a twenty-four-year old homeless man.

The reason the girls give to justify their pact is their desire to be loved unconditionally and their hunger for companionship. If one were to look closely at the homelives of these girls, one would see nothing but emptiness and sadness, with no real parental guidance or dependency whatsoever. Their parents are barely around to cook and care for them let alone give them moral guidance or help them along in school or in life. The girls resort to getting pregnant as a means of being the parent they never adequately had growing up.

Make no mistake, these are shallow and narrow-minded girls and the Coulin sisters dually make note of that. The girls choose to go through with a process that is supposed to be wonderful and quite an emotionally-enriching experience and cheapen it to a spur-of-the-moment impulse that effectively robs it of any and all humanity. However, the Coulin sisters bravely try and justify why the girls did, which is the real uphill battle. Out of all the tabloid stories, the Coulin sisters picked one of the toughest to justify and humanize and the result with 17 Girls is remarkable.

I''m somewhat optimistic that one day we''ll get a version of "the pregnancy pact" that tries to give an even deeper humanization of the girls involved with the pact. With 17 Girls, we''re kind of at arm''s length away from the story, never closing in on even one of the girls involved with this pact. However, as stated, the lack of character development only further gives these characters the vapidness they accentuated in real life by doing such an unthinkable act and cheapening what is supposed to be an intimate and massively rewarding experience. I constantly see people (myself included) complaining that movies shortchange their heroes and don''t give proper justice to their own character. Here''s a film that does perfect justice to its characters and their real-life personalities.

Starring: Louise Grinberg. Directed by: Delphine and Muriel Coulin.







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