Memoires D'un Jeune Con (1996)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Coming-of-Age, Crime Drama, Prison Film  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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An easily influenced teenage boy takes a ruinous road when he chooses to become an outlaw. This drama, without artifice or unnecessary embellishment, tells the semi-autobiographical story of screenwriter/first-time director/actor Patrick Aurignac, who instead of playing himself, portrays the criminal influenced the impressionable boy. Young Frederic is first seen serving a drug-realted sentence. While in prison, he encounters Damien and criminal mastermind Louis-Guy. Frederic comes to admire the latter greatly. Still, upon his release, Frederic tries to please his parents and his girlfriend by going straight. He does okay until the newly freed Louis-Guy appears and seduces Frederic into the robber's life with the promise of fast, plentiful money. The addition of a beautiful prostitute also helps sway Frederic. As soon as Damien gets out, the crooks begin plotting an enormous caper. Unfortunately it goes terribly wrong and all involved end up back in jail with 18-year-old Frederick serving a six year sentence.



screenwriter, going-straight, one-against-odds, outlaw [Western], seduction, teenagers