French teenager Jean-Benoit has had a rough life: First his parents abandoned him to the care of the state, then his father committed suicide. He’s performing poorly in the apprenticeship program that’s supposed to turn him into a mechanic. Perhaps worst of all, he’s fallen into the clutches of documentarian Didier Nion, who scolds him from behind the camera and forms a conspiratorial bond with the boy’s bovine passive-aggressive girlfriend. I spent most of this 2003 film hoping the poor little guy would quit the production. 83 min. In French with subtitles.