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 (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.