Mes Dix-Sept Ans (1996)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Family Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Based on a true story, this French drama tells the story of a troubled young girl who is sent to a juvenile center located near her home in the South of France. There she meets a fellow drug addict and has a sexual relationship with him until he is tossed out. It is then that she learns that he had the AIDS virus and that she has it too. Though it is a terrible tragedy, it does serve to open doors of reconciliation between the girl and her family.

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addiction, AIDS, delinquency, family-illness, sex, terminal-illness