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Les garçons sauvages

The Wild Boys
Film still from LES GARÇONS SAUVAGES: A ship in a storm.

Tue 26.07.

  • Director

    Bertrand Mandico

  • France / 2017
    110 min. / DCP / Original version with German subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Introduced by Jan Künemund & Christian Weber

Five wild boys played by adult actresses are exiled first to a ship and later to an island far from civilization after carrying out the ritual killing of their teacher. Mandico’s self-declared “incoherent” narrative draws on used material shot on out-of-date analogue film to create a hyper-sexualized fever dream in which genre and gender become fluid and cinema is recognized as the only place for fleeting materialization. (Jan Künemund) – “An infectious logic leaves its mark on the frame, expressionistic light, back projections and double exposures, characters looking into the camera, and subjectivities without a subject. It’s impossible to make head or tail of this cinema, which also continually allows itself to be infected by its own story.” (Sebastian Markt, sissy)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media