Films 2017

Les garçons sauvages

by Bertrand Mandico / France 2017 / 111' / In competition

Cast and Credits

Original title / Les garçons sauvages

English title / The Wild Boys

Director / Bertrand Mandico

Screenplay / Bertrand Mandico

Cinematography / Pascale Granel

Editing / Laure Saint Marc

Music / Pierre Desprats, Hekla Magnusdottir

Sound / Simon Apostolou, Laure Arto, Daniel Gries

Art Direction / Astrid Tonnellier

Costume Design / Sarah Topalian

Cast / Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel, Anael Snoek, Mathilde Warnier, Sam Louwyck, Elina Löwenson, Nathalie Richard

Production / Emmanuel Chaumet – Ecce Films

Press Attaché / Glenda Manzetto

Format / Col. and b/w

Runtime / 111 min.


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.

Bertrand Mandico

32 SIC - Bertrand MandicoBertrand Mandico (1971) has worked for several art institutions in Europe and directed many short films. Two of them, Boro in the box and Living still life, were selected at the Festival de Cannes and at the Venice International Film Festival respectively, and have won several awards at international film festivals. While continuing his project of directing twenty-one shorts in twenty-one years with actress Elina Löwensohn, he directed Les garçons sauvages (The Wild Boys), his debut feature film.