Sauvage / Wild Reviews

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October 8, 2019
First-time French filmmaker Camille Vital-Naquet takes an offhanded, almost documentary style approach to the story of a young prostitute who is looking for love.
October 1, 2019
Félix Maritaud's performance is such that the audience immediately connects with him. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 27, 2019
It is a very interesting movie both visually and dramatically. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 9, 2019
The film is erotic, shocking, tender, brutal, funny, & bears repeated viewings. 4 times so far for me. Just watch Leo cuddle up with a septuagenarian widower while a photo of the man's wife looks on kindly. & so forth. Sex for survival. Sex for bliss.
August 9, 2019
Lying bare, exposing all, Leo's world is introduced in an abrupt manner which comes to define the matter-of-fact nature of this film
July 15, 2019
Sauvage/Wild is a hard watch at times, mostly thanks to Félix Maritaud's uncompromising and unflinching portrayal.
July 12, 2019
Frequently as beautiful as it is bruising, never moralising but not lacking in empathy for its subject, either.
July 3, 2019
The director conceives his character as an essentially free man. It's a first original and surprising work. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 17, 2019
Frank, intense and emotional, Sauvage transmits, through its splendid protagonist, a fragile and indomitable vitality. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 14, 2019
A complicated portrait of a character that Genet or Pasolini would have applauded. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 14, 2019
Maritaud fills [the screen] with his perfect mix of charisma and vulnerability. [Full review in Spanish]
June 11, 2019
Sauvage/Wild earns a place among the descendants of Pasolini, Fassbinder and Genet. [Full review in Spanish]
June 7, 2019
The central thrust of this graphic French drama may be a radical notion to some: that a sex worker can enjoy the wild, carnal freedom that his or her job can provide, while also being vulnerable to its dangers.
May 31, 2019
"Sauvage/Wild" is compelling and moving - and much of that is because of the magnetic Maritaud.
May 31, 2019
What's the old saw about war? That it's long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror? Tweaked a little, the line serves pretty well as a description of Sauvage. All that's required is the addition of "and/or emotion" at the end.
May 29, 2019
It ends up feeling like a cop-out. What's not is Maritaud's moving performance as a young man trying to find his place in a world made up of different prisons.
May 18, 2019
Isn't necessarily as emotionally satisfying as it is enigmatic, a conundrum as unsure of itself as its protagonist, yet somehow wildly, hauntingly beautiful.
May 16, 2019
What French director-writer Camille Vidal-Naquet reveals in her well-constructed but grim debut, "Sauvage / Wild," is how tedious the job is.
May 14, 2019
At once unpolished and corrosive, Sauvage/Wild is immersed in a grim reality... forces us to reflect on behaviors and choices, and ultimately fear, emptiness, and loneliness.
May 10, 2019
An engaging portrait of life in the margins.
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