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Bastards 2013 18

100 mins France Director. Claire Denis

Claire Denis’ moody and atmospheric thriller about an absent brother returning to the fold to investigate his family’s murky secrets. 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… This noirish tale of intrigue, deception and perversity offers further evidence of Denis' continuing status as France's most essential modern filmmaker.

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Directed by

Claire Denis

Featuring

Michel Subor

Julie Bataille

Chiara Mastroianni

Vincent Lindon

Genres

Drama

Collection

Cannes Film Festival French Cinema Cannes Film Festival selects

Certificate

18 Contains strong sex and nudity

Released

2013

Country

France

Language

English

Production company

Wild Bunch

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