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Tom und Hacke (2012)

Tom und Hacke (2012)

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A film adaptation loosely based on Mark Twain’s novel, but in a completely different time and setting. Recommended!

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Movies

Movie reviews that focus on the psychosocial development of a youth and often involves great conflict and transformation

Music

Introductions, Previews and Reviews of Treble Music with focus on choirs, boy sopranos, young singers and performers.

Short Movies

Reviews of coming of age shorts. (films that have a duration between 1 and 15 minutes )

Books

Coming of age books and audio books review

Billy Elliot the Musical

Profiles of the young actors who play the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical as well as other BETM related articles.

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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

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The Young and Prodigious T.S. SpivetThe Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is a fascinating story. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the film follows the adventures of a charming and ingenious young inventor: 10-year-old T.S. Spivet .

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Oliver! at Trinity Rep: A Review

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Oliver! at Trinity Rep: A Review

Trinity Rep’s Oliver!  is all about theatrical moments, all about telling the story and not worrying about spectacle. It’s “gritty”, but also fun and entertaining.

The Son of the Shark (1993)

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The Son of the Shark (1993)

The Son of the Shark follows the harsh life and adventures of two 10-year-old brothers through their rebellion against society, with all its norms and expectations.

Hold Fast (2013)

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Hold-Fast-2013

Hold Fast is a simple, but sincere film – the Coming-of-Age story of a 14-year-old boy who has suddenly lost both parents.

Interdependence (2013)

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Interdependence (2013)

Interdependence — a sincere visual poem filled with intimacy and innocence.

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The Tree Of Life contains instructive moments of sadness,  is visually beautiful, and strangely and stunningly uplifting; a true work of art. 

La traversee du phare (1999)

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La traversee du phare (1999)

Narrated part way in the first person by one of its main protagonists,   La traversée du phare delves into the wonderful world of youthful emotions and first-love.  Highly recommended!