Les Minets Sauvages
Les Minets Sauvages explores the claustrophobic and repressive atmosphere of a reform school for young offenders where the guards turn a blind eye to the rape and exploitation that occurs amongst the young inmates, and occasionally take advantage of the boys for their own pleasure too.
The actual ruler though is the tough but tender Vincent (Luigi di Como), who brooks no disobedience from his underlings.
Didier Hamel plays a new inmate, a tender youngster who has been abused at home. On arrival he is subjected to a deliberately painful anal examination by one of the guards, before Vincent welcomes him to the fold with a multiple rape by himself and two henchmen.
The precedent has been set, and Hamel finds himself constantly on the bottom - in the dormitory, on firewood details, in the bathrooms. Though he obviously enjoys the sexual attention, he also wants the affection he never received, even at home.
His knight in shining armour turns out to be Jean-Louis Vaissieres, the only inmate with the toughness to stand up to Vincent and the tenderness to give Hamel affection along with sex. Cadinot creates vignette after vignette of sexual heat and coaxes from his young actors performances that are convincing and realistic.
The title is also known as Tough and Tender in the US
90 Minutes. In French With NO SUBTITLES. Interactive Menus. FULL UNCUT VERSION!