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Sauvage Rated 18


Dir. Camille Vidal-Naquet. France, 2018. 1h 40m. French/subs. Starring Félix Maritaud, Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla, Philippe Ohrel, Pavle Dragas, Mehdi Boudina.

Twenty-year-old Léo sells his body on the streets of Strasbourg for cash. Men come and go, but he remains; stuck in the same place and longing for love. Camille Vidal-Naquet’s arresting debut is a refreshingly sensual ode to freedom.

‘What's special about the film is how it refuses to moralise about sex work, finding tender moments of intimacy, desire and longing.’ ★★★★ Simran Hans, The Guardian

‘Camille Vidal-Naquet’s impressive debut feature is infused with skin-prickling energy…A searing, loving portrait of a young man on the verge.’ ★★★★ Ella Kemp, Little White Lies