Teenagers didn't always exist. At the turn of the century, as child labour was ending, 'adolescence' was emerging, and a struggle erupted between adults and youth. Would the young be controlled and regimented, or could they be free? Inspired by Jon Savage's book, 'Teenage' gives a voice to emblematic teenagers from the first half of the 20th century: Brenda, a self-destructive Bright Young Thing, Melita, an idealistic Hitler Youth, Tommie, a rebellious German Swing Kid, and Warren, a black Boy Scout. Teenage is a punk approach to history. Thanks to the use of subjective narration and a living collage of footage, voices and rhythms, it recreates the turbulent feeling of teenage rebellion.