Young and Beautiful (Jeune & Jolie) Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Young and Beautiful (Jeune & Jolie)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R18+: High impact sex scenes.

  • The pitch:

    Explicit film-making.

  • Starring:

    Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat, Johan Leysen, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard, Djedje Apali, Lucas Prisor

  • Directed by:

    François Ozon

  • Running time:

    95 minutes

  • Rated:

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NR (USA)


    A girl is slapped, hit repeatedly by her mother. A man dominates a girl during sex, a man dies during sex. A girl slips and knocks her head. Attack, rape, murder mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Corpse. Blood on fingers. Wound-dressing, bandage.


    Frequent explicit sex scenes (bedroom, cars etc) with multiple partners. Full frontal and back nudity of teen female (frequent), full-frontal male nudity. Kissing, breast-fondling, masturbation, oral sex, foreplay, groping, undressing, finger-sucking, sex toy. Escort website (pictures of girls in underwear, naked breasts, hand down underwear). Teen prostitution, infidelity. Male bottom, shirtless man, teen girl in underwear/lingerie, woman in underwear, teen girl in shower, people in swimwear, topless bathing. Audio of pornographic film playing, sexual-themed discussion. S&M, handcuffs mentioned.


    Teens smoke (assumed) marijuana. Viagra tablets consumed. Alcohol (wine, spirits, champagne, beer, shots). Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana).


    C-word, s-word, a-word. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women.


    Virginity, prostitution, mother-daughter relationships, infidelity, sibling, inappropriate relationships, masturbation, teen sex, voyeurism, accidental death, police investigation, therapy, summer vacation, holiday, France, adolescence, sexuality, power, control, detachment.


    Heart attack. Vomiting. Strobe lights. French language (subtitles).


    Mysterious, erotic, fascinating, mesmerising, hypnotic, probing, elegant, non-judgemental, restrained, mature, disturbing, intriguing, observational, rich, intimate, intelligent, detailed, refined, realistic, assured, compelling. Stunning performance from Marine Vacth, graceful editing, visually crisp.


    Tedious, disappointing, half-baked, forgettable, extreme, contrived, illogical, tiring. Thin characterisation, emotionally detached, cold ending.

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