77 mins
6.8 / 10 (239)


Teenagers didn’t always exist. As the world’s cultural landscape was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn’t matter—this was a new idea of how people come of age.

MUBI's take

Leaping between the UK, US, and Germany, this fascinating documentary from filmmaker Matt Wolf maps the social and cultural development of teenagers as a political entity. Employing multiple narrators—including Ben Whishaw and Jena Malone—Teenage is a vibrant examination of pre-war youth culture.

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