The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages) (2018)



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The debut feature from Bertrand Mandico tells the tale of five adolescent boys (all played by actresses) enamored by the arts, but drawn to crime and transgression. After a brutal crime committed by the group and aided by TREVOR - a deity of chaos they can't control - they're punished to board a boat with a captain hell-bent on taming their ferocious appetites. After arriving on a lush island with dangers and pleasures abound the boys start to transform in both mind and body. Shot in gorgeous 16mm and brimming with eroticism, genderfluidity, and humor, THE WILD BOYS will take you on journey you won't soon forget.

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

It's all a bit too ludicrous to be sensuous or unsettling, or ultimately all that insightful.

Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…

an exciting sail on the waters of gender fluidity that energetically skewers any notion of the binary.

Aug 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Though Mandico's debut feature may seem to be a clever and provocative tale about gender identity and eradicating toxic masculinity, it's pure gender essentialism.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Wild Boys" is full of inventive and imaginative elements, which counterbalance the lack of plot.... Mandico focuses on creating a heady, dreamlike atmosphere that is both beautiful and disturbing.

Nov 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The Wild Boys is a supremely assured piece of craftsmanship... but for all the maturity of the command on display, there is little about it to suggest it was made by an artist who was trying to put adolescence behind him.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Deliberately, alluringly unstable and destabilizing, 'The Wild Boys' is made even more turbulent by its superabundance of references and inspirations.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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