The tragicomic tale of Bjørn, 17, who suffers from a contracted foreskin. First, his dad indiscreetly enlightens poor Bjørn about the ailment, which runs in the family. Then, we follow Bjørn through medical examinations, a surgical procedure and healing. Bjørn has always been insecure around girls and paralysed by performance anxiety. He now hopes the procedure will change all that – especially because he is fascinated by his big sister’s beautiful best friend, a curious witness to his travails who has been continuously updated about every intimate detail by his blabbermouth sister. Ultimately, it is up to Bjørn to realise that conquering pretty women takes more than just working equipment.
Obediencia perfecta 2014
1h 39min | Drama | 1 May 2014 (Mexico)
The story of the sexually abusive relationship of a 13-year-old seminarian to the religious leader and figurehead of a Catholic seminary in Mexico, whose device to establish compliance in the young boy consists in the three steps of St Ignatius of Loyola leading to perfect obedience.
Mes Petites Amoureuses 1974
Mes petites amoureuses (original title)
2h 3min | Drama | 18 December 1974 (France)
A study of minor events in the adolescence of a boy growing up in small towns. Daniel lives with his grandmother and, after one year of high school, has to go to live with his mother in the south of France. She is a seamstress living in a tiny apartment with her lover Jose, a Spanish farm worker. Daniel would like to continue school, but his mother cannot afford it, so she sends him to work as an apprentice in a moped repair shop. Daniel wiles away his time in the shop, and learns about girls from the other boys in town. When he returns to visit his grandmother next year, it is obvious that he has grown up faster than his old friends.
Le fils du requin 1993
1h 30min | Crime, Drama | 27 October 1994 (Hungary)
Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of Lignan, where their destructive behavior is infamous. (It may date to their mother’s leaving the family.) Martin is philosophical, romantic, and poetic: he dreams of being the son of a shark; he holds tight to a book about goldfish his mother gave him. In both halting and wild ways, he tries to court Marie, a neighbor girl. Simon, with a pocketknife and an intractable will, seems more dangerous to others. What, on earth, is there for these children-becoming-men?