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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julie Bataille ...
Sandra
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Edouard Laporte
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Justine
Alex Descas ...
Dr. Béthanie
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Xavier
Florence Loiret Caille ...
Elysée
Christophe Miossec ...
Guy
Hélène Fillières ...
Banker
Eric Dupond-Moretti ...
Lawyer
Sarunas Bartas ...
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 2016: Episode dated 11 February 2014 (2014) See more »

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trust and hope hang on a thread
3 August 2014 | by (Miami) – See 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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