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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

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:

$3,163, 1 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,247, 3 November 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title and movie itself are inspired by Akira Kurosawa's movie The Bad Sleep Well (1960) which in French was translated to 'Les Salauds dorment en paix.' See more »

Goofs

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

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Put your love in me (fade)
Performed by Les Salauds
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the film is not an easy watch

Hard hitting, beautiful, feminist and intelligent, the film is not an easy watch. The story is not told in a straightforward way and things do not go the way we expect. Tough and torrid, the tale unfolds in many different ways before us and we struggle, as does the main protagonist, to deal with what turns out to be an almost labyrinthine problem - even though we are only really talking about a couple of guys, their women and some girls. So beautifully is this shot that there were occasions where I seemed to miss a plot point, so in awe of the way some 'ordinary' scene was portrayed, and I assume this was intentional, one of the various means by which we become side-tracked here until faced with the awful and final denouement.


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