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The Wild Boys(Les garçons sauvages)

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France

2018

1h 51m

Director Bertrand Mandico

Starring Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel, Anaël Snoek

Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Drama

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In the beginning of the 20th century, five adolescent boys from wealthy families on the island of La Réunion commit a savage crime. Determined to discipline them, a Dutch sea captain takes them to a mysterious island where the lush vegetation has bewitching powers.

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The Film Stage by

This is one of the more truly strange visions from narrative cinema in the past few years, one that dares and succeeds as much as it fails. To call it bizarre would be an understatement.
80

Los Angeles Times by Katie Walsh

Writer-director Bertrand Mandico’s The Wild Boys is a heady, sexually charged take on “Lord of the Flies” — an exciting sail on the waters of gender fluidity that energetically skewers any notion of the binary.
80

CineVue by Patrick Gamble

A conspicuous example of political cinema made into art, The Wild Boys has more ideas in its 110 minute runtime than most filmmakers have in their entire oeuvres; jumping gleefully into the murky waters of gender politics and taking great delight in the overflowing bounty of cinephilic pleasures and vulgar perversities that spurt onto the screen.

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