“A heady, sexually-charged take on Lord of the Flies… A sensory cinematic experience.” – The Los Angeles Times
“A f***ing intoxicating miracle of a film.” – Birth.Movies.Death.
“Mandico’s stroke of genius is undoubtedly to have entrusted the roles of violent boys to young actresses.” – Le Monde
“Erotically uninhibited and deeply bizarre.” – The Guardian
“Lusciously unreal.” – Film Comment
The debut feature from Bertrand Mandico, The Wild Boys tells the tale of five adolescent boys (all played by actresses) who are enamored by the arts, but drawn to crime and transgression. After a brutal crime committed by the group and aided by “Trevor” – a deity of chaos they can’t control – they’re punished to board a boat with a captain hell-bent on taming their ferocious appetites. After arriving on a lush island where dangers and pleasures abound, the boys start to transform in both mind and body.