Set in southwest France in 1962, Wild Reeds is a poignant coming-of-age story about four young teenagers awakening to love in a nation torn apart by war. This bittersweet tale delves into the life of François, a sensitive young man uncertain of his sexuality as he finds himself more attracted to his classmate Serge, than to his platonic girlfriend Maïté. An older boy, Henri, finds himself drawn into the circle, further complicating relationships. Through their passage into adulthood, the four experience a series of sexual and political conflicts as they explore the mysteries of the human heart. 1994, 110 minutes, MPAA rating: NR (would be R if it were rated), DVD in French with English subtitles. Les roseaux sauvages comes as part of a four DVD set that also includes
Ma saison préférée, Hôtel des Amériques and J’embrasse pas.