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Les salauds (2013)

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.

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Julie Bataille ...
Sandra
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Edouard Laporte
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Justine
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Dr. Béthanie
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Xavier
Florence Loiret Caille ...
Elysée
Christophe Miossec ...
Guy
Hélène Fillières ...
Banker
Eric Dupond-Moretti ...
Lawyer
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L'armateur étranger (as Sharunas Bartas)
Nicole Dogué ...
Police Inspector
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L'infirmière
Elise Lhomeau ...
La babysitter
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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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$3,163 (USA) (1 November 2013)

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$12,247 (USA) (1 November 2013)
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Claire Denis wrote the film specifically around Vincent Lindon. After telling him she wanted to work with him again he told her he would act in whatever she would write in. 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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Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 11 February 2014 (2014) See more »

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Poorly "Executed"
25 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A rambling script that jumps so often from one person to another; one scene to another; one plot structure to another that you're left wondering if this is a story or an exercise in the writers/director being enamored with their cleverness. The inconclusive and illogical, abrupt ending is further proof of the film makers' self-absorption. Excessive use of flash backs and constant, shifting brief moments with each character leaves the viewer caring less about the principal vehicle - the life of a young girl in a prostituting environment. I usually have high regards for French film studios efforts, especially with their crime/thriller movies, but in this case ... Final verdict - who cares!


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