The Wild Boys

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The Wild Boys (Les Garçons sauvages)

Directed by Bertrand Mandico

  • France 2017; 111 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Drama
    • New Waves Special Award - Seville EFF
    • Rebels With A Cause Audience Award - Tallinn Black Nights FF
    • Gérard Frot Coutaz Award - Belfort EntreVues IFF
    • Best Film (Les nouveaux alchimistes section) - FNC Montréal


At the beginning of the 20th century, on the island of La Réunion, five adolescents of good families enamoured with the occult, commit a savage crime. A Dutch Captain takes them in charge for a repressive cruise on a haunted, dilapidated sailboat. Exhausted by the Captain’s methods, the five boys prepare to mutiny. Their port of call is a supernatural island with luxuriant vegetation and bewitching powers that holds a disturbing secret.



    Louise Rinaldi