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Sounds Like Teen Spirit

  • 2009
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • 12A

Endearing pop documentary about Junior Eurovision which, while unheard of in the UK, garners 23 million viewers in continental Europe. In following four contestants to the 2007 finals, Johnson reveals the competition to be as fierce, hilarious and downright weird as its grown-up counterpart. An entertaining look behind the scenes that also gets beneath the surface, becoming a fascinating and moving exploration of these children's lives.

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Sounds Like Teen Spirit

30 Apr 20094 stars

DOCUMENTARY This endearing pop-documentary, the debut feature of Brit Jamie Johnson, fits into the growing genre of ‘kids competition’ films, for which Jeffrey Blitz’s 2003 spelling bee documentary Spellbound is still the benchmark. Johnson’s subject…

Profile - Jamie Johnson

30 Apr 2009

Name Jamie J Johnson Born 14 September 1976, Hammersmith, London Background The son of a painter, Johnson initially followed in his father’s footsteps before deciding that moving pictures were more to his liking, and started creating flick…

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