You are young and you want to explore your boundaries, but what if you go too far?

This film made by Ian Lagarde tells the story of Xavier who joins a group of friends in their puberty. The kids are pushing each other further and further to explore their boundaries. The group has a hierarchical structure that pushes the kids to their limits. Lagarde doesn’t want to make a judgement in this film, but just wants to show the structure of a group.

What makes the film so special is that you see the kids doing stuff that is unacceptable and almost disturbing, but the film doesn’t judge this behavior. Lagarde uses a clear way to tell the story from a kids point of view. The film doesn’t have a lot of dialog which keeps the story really pure.

The film was a big success at Slamdance Film festival even winning the prize for best narrative film.

 

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