Shortly before her 17th birthday, pretty Isabelle sleeps with a boy for the first time – an event that leaves her disillusioned. At the start of the new school year, she starts arranging to meet men via the Internet. The mostly older men pay her”00 for sex, and the hidden bundle of money in her wardrobe soon grows fat. Neither family nor friends have any idea of how she spends her afternoons. When a tragic incident reveals her double life, her parents are appalled. And, while her mother goes into a flood of self-recrimination, Isabelle remains resolutely silent.
FRANÇOIS OZON (*1967) won renown with his film 8 Women (2002) and was awarded the Douglas Sirk Prize in 2004. His film Young & Beautiful was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG in 2013.
Jeune & jolie
OV with German subtitles
Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat, Johan Leysen, Charlotte Rampling
Eric & Nicolas Altmayer
Weltkino Filmverleih GmbH
Mandarin Cinéma, Mars Films, France 2 Cinéma, FOZ production