Salauds, Les (Bastards)

Bastards is a fresh, haunting take on a genre that I thought had nearly died out, and that, as usual, Denis' singular style is a pleasure to experience.
Totalement désenchanté mais d'une limpidité formelle éclatante, "Les Salauds" déstabilise et fascine à la fois.
-Les Fiches du Cinéma


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...

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, October 11, 2013
Original Languages: French, English
Genre: Drama, Romance
Running Time: 100 min.
Year: 2013


Julie Bataille
Vincent Lindon
Chiara Mastroianni
Claire Denis