Sauvage

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    Sauvage

    Directed by

    France

    2018

    97 min

    • French

    Drama

    Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here... longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.

    Awards

    • Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star (Félix Maritaud) - La Semaine de la Critique
    • Bayard for Best Actor (Théodore Pellerin) - Francophone de Namur IFF
    • FIPRESCI Award - Jerusalem FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Félix Maritaud
    Eric Bernard
    Nicolas Dibla
    Philippe Ohrel
    Marie Seux
    Lucas Bleger
    Camille Müller
    Philippe Couerre
    Jean-Pierre Basté
    Screenplay
    Camille Vidal-Naquet
    Cinematography
    Jacques Girault
    Editing
    Elif Uluengin
    Music
    Romain Trouillet
    Production
    LES FILMS DE LA CROISADE
    Sales
    PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL

    Press

    Camille Vidal-Naquet's straightforward but impressively, well, savage debut is a powerful portrait of a gay male prostitute in freefall.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    Camille Vidal-Naquet

    Camille Vidal-Naquet

    France

    Once he obtained a diploma in Literature, Camille Vidal-Naquet directed an experimental short film in sign language, his first fiction film called BACKSTAGE (2001), followed by MAUVAISE TETE (2013). He also teaches film analysis. SAUVAGE (2018), presented in competition at the 57th edition of La Semaine de la Critique, is his first feature.