By Niklaus HILBER


Drama - Completed 2015

A modern tragedy about a group of 14-year-old schoolchildren whose daily life is shaped by the power of social media and ever increasing sexualisation through the Internet.

& Awards

Zurich FF 2015
Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Niklaus HILBER
    • Writer(s)
    • Niklaus HILBER, Patrick TÖNZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • "Amateur Teens" is a fragmentary narrative following the daily life of a group of 14-year-old boys and girls at a Zürich secondary school.

      SELIM, a second-generation immigrant of Turkish descent, is in love with SABRINA. But he doesn't really know how to approach her as he has never yet slept with a girl. His friends ADI and JAN urge him to finally do it and be rid of his virgin-status. Selim actually wants to go slow but he's really suffering from peer pressure.

      Sabrina feels attracted to Selim but is afraid of seeming uncool by going with a boy of her own age. Her best friend, MILENA, doesn't think anything of the lads at school. She finds attracting the attention of more experienced guys more exciting and boasts of having a 23-year-old chat-partner to whom she hides her real age.

      LARA is new at the school and tries to make friends, but the girls find her uncool and cyber-mob her. Lara discovers that Jan lives on her estate and wins his attention by challenging him to a dare. Jan is fascinated by Lara but remains hesitant because of her bad image.

      Adi, who likes to play the experienced dude to his friends, wants to sleep with Milena but his attempts to woo her fail pitifully. Inspired by clips on, Adi decides to get over it by visiting a sex club with Jan. Selim doesn't want to come along. He's got a date with Sabrina and is planning on seducing her.

      Selim, Adi and Jan all fail in their plans. In their frustration they meet up at Adi’s to watch the Champions League game. Jan invites Lara. For her as an outsider it’s a welcome opportunity to finally be accepted. But at the ensuing party the euphoria slides into fatal escalation…