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‘Les Garçons Sauvages’, disturbing and exciting by Bertrand Mandico

Les Garçons sauvages(The Wild Boys), embodied by a group of incredible actresses. Immersed in Bertrand Mandico’s delirious universe.

Shiny black and white, romantic characters, imaginary characters teeming with phantasmagoria: Les Garçons sauvages immediately promises to be different. Lovers of collages and assemblages, of waking dreams and poisonous poetry, this film is for you…

Synopsis : 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.

In his first feature film, he films an iconoclastic but never quite serious adventure, on the ocean and on a mysterious island. Nourished by multiple influences (from Robert L. Stevenson to Charles Laughton’s La Nuit du chasseur), it celebrates the hubbub of genres, the ebb and flow of sensations and feelings, the transformation of humans, fauna and flora…

Discomfort and pleasure go hand in hand. In this moist universe, everything is erotic: the “pungent and hairy fruits”, the fragrant jungle, the violent and caressing rain, the night and the moon, the looks, the music (from Nina Hagen to Tchaikovsky)… Erotic and devilishly ambiguous: it is girls with short hair who interpret pretty boys. Which, for a moment, metamorphose….

Bertrand Mandico’s Les Garçons Sauvages
With Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel, Anaël Snoek, Mathilde Warnier.

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