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The 13th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin
24th - 27th May

10:15pm: SAUVAGE

SATURDAY 11/05/19, 22:15 Moviemento

Camille Vidal-Naquet 2018 France 99′

Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go but Leo remains. He doesn’t know what the next day will bring. Freedom and loneliness go hand in hand.

With his first feature length film, Camille Vidal-Naquet shows an uncompromising portrayal of a young man between forlornness, physical self-exploitation and an insatiable longing for human closeness. SAUVAGE teases the variety meaning of wilderness, shows the raw, rough, unbridled and vile. But the film’s obstinance is due to another form of savagery that keeps the protagonist from pitying. A wildness that is not contrasted with elegance, but depravity. Leo is wild: left in a natural state, not spoiled by anyone. He owns nothing, doesn’t want to own anything – he is just there. Ready to be loved.

The film SAUVAGE contains images of sexual violence.