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Bastards (2013)

Les salauds (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 7 August 2013 (France)
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Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.

Director:

Claire Denis

Writers:

Jean-Pol Fargeau (screenplay), Claire Denis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Marco Silvestri
Chiara Mastroianni ... Raphaëlle
Julie Bataille Julie Bataille ... Sandra
Michel Subor ... Edouard Laporte
Lola Créton ... Justine
Alex Descas ... Dr. Béthanie
Grégoire Colin ... Xavier
Florence Loiret Caille ... Elysée
Christophe Miossec Christophe Miossec ... Guy
Hélène Fillières ... Banker
Eric Dupond-Moretti Eric Dupond-Moretti ... Lawyer
Sharunas Bartas ... L'armateur étranger
Nicole Dogué ... Police Inspector
Claire Tran ... L'infirmière
Elise Lhomeau ... La babysitter
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Storyline

Supertanker captain Marco Silvestri is called back urgently to Paris. His sister Sandra is desperate - her husband has committed suicide, the family business has gone under, her daughter is spiralling downwards. Sandra holds powerful businessman Edouard Laporte responsible. Marco moves into the building where Laporte has installed his mistress and her son. But he hasn't planned for Sandra's secrets, which muddy the waters... Written by IFC Films

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

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France | Germany

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

7 August 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bastards See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,432, 27 October 2013

Gross USA:

$24,525

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$439,935
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Claire Denis: [Casting] Grégoire Colin See more »

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The car being crashed/towed is not the same as previously driven, but an older Audi-model. See more »

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Referenced in Film 2017: Episode dated 11 February 2014 (2014) See more »

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Performed by Les Salauds
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trust and hope hang on a thread
3 August 2014 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

An alienated man returns to Paris in heavy rainfall in an attempt to mend family affairs in the wake of a suicide and substantial monetary damage. He discovers that human hearts, including his own, are not as repairable as he would prefer. Director Claire Denis displays a mastery of imagery, detail, tension and emotion in a dark story that goes back and forth in time and patiently reveals secrets. The introverted characters of her story attempt to react with confidence and courage to the bleak circumstances, malevolent figures, and fears that hem them in, yet their trust and hope hang on a thread. The film is enthralling, dark and brooding.


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