Claire Denis, Bastards, 2013 (still); photo: courtesy IFC Sundance Selects



Part of Modern Cinema: Claire Denis

“Denis’s troubled and troubling film, highlighted by Agnès Godard’s masterful cinematography and Stuart Staples’s evocative score, begins with rain and death and rarely lets up from there. For reasons at first mysterious, a sea captain named Marco Silvestri (Vincent Lindon) arrives in Paris and rents an empty apartment. Living directly downstairs are business tycoon Edouard Laporte (Denis regular Michel Subor) and his mistress Raphaëlle (Chiara Mastroianni), whose lives will intersect with Marco’s in dark and devastating ways.”
— Rod Armstrong, SFFILM

Film Details

Country: France
Language: French
Year: 2013
Running time: 100 min
Format: DCP
Director: Claire Denis
Screenwriters: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau
Producers: Olivier Théry-Lapiney, Laurence Clerc, Brahim Chioua
Cinematographer: Agnès Godard
Editor: Annette Dutertre
Source: IFC Sundance Selects

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