Bruno Dumont’s debut, within which all of his subsequent films can be found. Ordinary people, mostly teenagers, in a town in northern France, live their quotidian lives, passing time, often as intimate with good as with evil, containing both, as easy to like as they are to hate. As with all Dumont films, the intent is not to elevate characters in heroic ways through transformative experience, but to observe them precisely as they are, whatever they're doing. His characters are the simplest of archetypes, portrayed often in a static, even still-image, fashion. Dumont has suggested that the point of his films isn’t so much to observe change in his characters, as it is to inspire a heightened recognition of humanity in the film’s audience. In other words, it’s about you observing.