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[on the situation in the Banlieues of France] It's a vicious circle. Cops hate kids because kids hate cops and so on, and it will never end.
Disowned the theatrical cut of Babylon A.D.
(2008) suggesting that the studio behind it 20th Century Fox, had turned it into a dumb action movie and removed the complex issues and themes he had originally wanted the film to feature. It is reported these cuts where imposed by the studio for pacing reasons and to achieve a PG-13 rating.