Joyce Carol Oates' novel Foxfire has been filmed once before, with Angelina Jolie in the lead role. Frenchman Laurent Cantet's new version is set in the working environment in the fictional town of Hammond, New York. As in Cantet's Guldpalm winning film The class, from 2008, most of the young cast is unknowned . The year is 1955, and a bunch of teenage girls come together in a female resistance movement under the name Foxfire. They have had enough of sexual harassment, bullying and clean abuse, and their first reaction will be to portray an obnoxious teacher sex offenders.