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Debuting writer-director Bertrand Mandico's The Wild Boys impresses with the breadth of its ambitions -- and the skill with which they're often triumphantly realized. Read critic reviews

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In the beginning of the 20th century, five children on the island of La Réunion commit a savage crime. As punishment, a Dutch captain takes them to a supernatural island with luxuriant vegetation and bewitching powers.

Cast & Crew

Christophe Bier
Le procureur
Sam Louwyck
Le Capitaine
Elina Lowensohn
Séverine
Vimala Pons
Jean-Louis
Nathalie Richard
La prof de lettres
Felipe Salazar
Sailor
Anaël Snoek
Tanguy
Mathilde Delaunay
Executive Producer
Laure Saint-Marc
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Pierre Desprats
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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (2)

  • For those open this kind of cinematic queering (not only of his characters, but of film form itself), in The Wild Boys Mandico and Löwensohn more than live up to the promise of their previous short film collaborations.

    March 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Deliberately, alluringly unstable and destabilizing, 'The Wild Boys' is made even more turbulent by its superabundance of references and inspirations.

    November 16, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's all a bit too ludicrous to be sensuous or unsettling, or ultimately all that insightful.

    November 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • an exciting sail on the waters of gender fluidity that energetically skewers any notion of the binary.

    August 24, 2018 | Full Review…
  • I was drawn into its hermetically sealed world of oddness - and Mandico pays attention to character to a degree that experimental film-makers often don't bother with.

    May 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • ... it's engaging and distinctive, although it may fade from your mind like a lurid dream the moment it's over. [Full review in Spanish]

    March 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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