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The Wild Boys (2017)

Les garçons sauvages (original title)
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At the beginning of the 20th century on the island of La Réunion, five adolescents of good family, enamored with the occult, commit a savage crime. A Dutch Captain takes them in charge for ... See full summary »

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Bertrand Mandico

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Bertrand Mandico (scenario)
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Credited cast:
Pauline Lorillard Pauline Lorillard ... Romuald
Vimala Pons ... Jean-Louis
Diane Rouxel ... Hubert
Anaël Snoek ... Tanguy
Mathilde Warnier Mathilde Warnier ... Sloane
Sam Louwyck ... Le Capitaine
Elina Löwensohn ... Séverin(e)
Nathalie Richard ... La prof de lettres
Christophe Bier Christophe Bier ... Le procureur
Margaux Fabre Margaux Fabre ... Octavio
Lola Créton ... Narratrice (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felipe Salazar Felipe Salazar ... Un marin
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At the beginning of the 20th century on the island of La Réunion, five adolescents of good family, enamored 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 methods of the Captain, the five boys prepare to mutiny. Their port of call is a supernatural island with luxuriant vegetation and bewitching powers. Written by Ecce Films

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

28 February 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Boys See more »

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Ecce Films See more »
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1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Séverin(e): We are on an enormous oyster, and I am its pearl.
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Soundtracks

Naturträne
Written by Nina Hagen
Performed by Nina Hagen (as Nina Hagen Band)
© Edition Spliff admin EMI Songs Musikverlag GmbH
(P) 1978 Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
Authorised by EMI Songs France, Sony Entertainment France
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Weird, yet intriguing till the end (and thought-provoking)
14 November 2017 | by wimpersSee all my reviews

It's sort of avant-garde fantasy with moral layers. Weird film, but intriguing till the end. Then I grasped how convincing it really is into its being truly thought-provoking.

An open mind is a necessity (plus it's french, lol). Several artistic references are there for who can recognize them.

I feel the black&white scenes really add to the story. The island seems amazing. The cast and directing are excellent! Certain scenes stay with you quite some time. Oh, and there is a fake ending and a little extra for who sits till after the end titles.


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