When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, throwing their town and school into chaos.
Article in Time Magazine, entitled "Pregnancy Boom at Gloucester High", was the first to reveal unique scandal - during one period several high school students from Gloucesterbecame pregnant. The first person who noticed this was the school nurse. The story of the girls started to fulfill the front pages of national newspapers and became the subject of many talk shows and investigative TV reports.
A provocative debut is a portrait of a group of bored adolescents, who made an unusual agreement. When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, she encourages her friends and classmates to follow her. It is only a matter of time when the 17 girls find a suitable "sperm donor" and cause a wave of commotion in a peaceful seaside town.
The film 17 Girls was screened in 2011 at the International Film Festival of Bratislava where was awarded the Student Jury Award and was also nominated for the Grand Prix. Nominations for the prestigious César for best debut film and the Golden Zenit at the World Film Festival in Montreal just affirm good choice of the topic and well-crafted image of directorial duo Daniel and Muriel Coulin.
Dans une petite ville au bord de l’océan, dix-sept adolescentes d’un même lycée prennent ensemble une décision inattendue et incompréhensible aux yeux des garçons et des adultes : elles décident de tomber enceintes en même temps. Ce film est inspiré d’un fait divers survenu en 2008.