Monos is a survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels - bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom - who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson). The teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, an unconventional family bound together under a shadowy force know only as The Organisation. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate. Order descends into chaos and the strong begin to prey on the weak in this vivid, cautionary fever-dream.
“(A) gorgeously shot, haunting look at human nature at its fraying edges.” - Adam Graham, Detroit News
“Monos is gorgeous, but it is also lucid as hell. And it all happens at lightning speed.” - David Sexton, London Evening Standard