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Troubadour Films - Teenage stories 2002-2008

Teenage stories 2002-2010 2002-08  98’ 104’ 98’ 106’

Teenage stories 2002-2008

Adolescence is a difficult and often awkward age. It is a complex period, during which teenagers try to assert themselves on their way to adulthood. A period full of dangers, discoveries, experimentations, dreams and tough realities. This collection of four documentary films explores the 7-year development of seven teenagers from the age of twelve to eighteen years. It is an unprecedented immersion into the usually secret world of adolescence. With rare spontaneity, Aurélie, Jordann, Mélanie, Thys, Rachel, Xavier and Virginie share their reflections, joys, sorrows, hopes and disappointments with the audience. Through them and their parents, this series not only paints the picture of the fragile and distraught contemporary family, but also of an increasingly disorientated society. The disclosures are often amusing, sometimes cruel, but always apt and sincere.

Love and sex, alcohol and drugs, school and work, conflicts with parents, and the need for independence: all these topics are addressed without any taboo. An immersion that causes the reflections of the spectators, who either take sides with the teenagers or with their parents. One catches oneself imagining how they will evolve over all those years. In short: everything you always wanted to know about teenagers in French-speaking Switzerland but were afraid to ask!

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Originale Language
English / Deutsch / Italiano
Vidéo 16/9 Couleur / HDCAM / Beta digital / DCP
Type & Running time
Feature Documentaries 98' / 104' / 98' / 106'
Year of production
Country of production

Directed by

Béatrice Bakhti
Produced by
Nasser Bakhti
Troubadour Films - Genève
Radio Télévision Suisse
Télévision Suisse Romande - 
Unité de Films Documentaires (TSR) 
Irène Challand et Gaspard Lamunière
SSR SRG idée suisse Alberto Chollet
ARTE G.E.I.E unité documentaire, Christian Cools
Production assistant
Marion Chollet, Inès Abeya
Production secretary
Inès Abeya

Written by
Béatrice and Nasser Bakhti
Camille Cottagnoud / Denis Jutzeler / Patrick Mounoud / Nicolas Defferrard / Ehud Goren / Laurent Egli
Additional images
Christian Jacquenod / Christophe Urfer / Jesus Rodriguez Martins Son 
 Bernard Seidler / Otto Cavadini / Eric Ghersinu / Benedetto Garro / Roméo dos Santos / Christophe Giovannoni / Vincent Kappeler 
Additional sound
Benedikt Fruttiger / Benoît Crettenand / Gilbert Hamilton 
Monika Goux / Béatrice Bakhti / Nasser Bakhti
Video Animation & Titles 

Julien Dumoulin – studio Troubadour Films 
Graphic design
Sound Editing
Jérôme Vittoz
Sound design & Mix
Denis Séchaud - Studio Masé
Nasser Bakhti / Julien Pouget / Christophe Bovet
Colour Correction
Eun-Song Lee / Chan-Won Park - Buxum Studio 

Moa Distribution – Alain Bottarelli, Eliane Gervasoni-Brönnimann

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Subtitles: English / Deutsch / Italiano

Bonus/extras: Deleted scenes / Galeries / Trailer