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BASTARDS

by Claire Denis

synopsis

Captain on a container-ship, Marco Silvestri is called urgently back to Paris. His sister, Sandra, is desperate… her husband has committed suicide, the family business has gone under, her daughter has gone adrift. Sandra accuses the powerful businessman, Edouard Laporte responsible. Marco moves into the building where Laporte’s mistress lives with his son. What Marco hadn’t foreseen are Sandra’s shameful, secret manœuvres… and his love for Raphaëlle which could ruin everything.

international title: Bastards
original title: Les Salauds
country: France, Germany
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Claire Denis
film run: 100'
release date: FR 07/08/2013, BE 28/08/2013, SE 22/11/2013, DE 26/12/2013, GB 14/02/2014, IE 14/02/2014, NL 24/04/2014, DK 14/08/2014
screenplay: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau
cast: Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille, Michel Subor
cinematography by: Agnès Godard
film editing: Annette Dutertre
art director: Michel Barthélémy
costumes designer: Judy Shrewsbury
production: Alcatraz Films, Wild Bunch Production, Pandora Filmproduktion, ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Wild Bunch Distribution, Victory Productions