Punks

(Rotjochies)

Three teens with tendencies towards aggressivity and criminal behaviour try out supervised life in the middle of French forests. A special educational program is aimed at helping them return to ordinary life.

Helpless parents who can no longer handle uncontrolled surges of anger and aggression entrust their children to social workers, who find them a new home which they must renovate together. This is a very intimate look at the fragile relationships between teens and their guardians who must always be on their toes. During group therapy old family wounds and grievances are opened up. What can be discussed? And what incites anger? The film is accompanied by violence-filled rap songs in which the three protagonists see themselves. Time passes and the calm waters of the small community are stirred by the arrival of a new member – the teenage girl Sanne – which significantly intensifies relations in this small community.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Maasja Ooms
Netherlands
2019 | 92 min.

Language: Dutch

Subtitles: English

Director

Maasja Ooms

Filmography
2019 - Punks
2017 - Alicia
2015 - Tussen Mensen
2006 - Voices of Bam

Maasja Ooms

Screenings

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