Where did the kernel of the idea for Bastards come from, whether an image or a scene or a character?
Claire Denis: From the idea of working with Vincent Lindon once more, and that something in him, as he’s reaching his fifties, remind me so much of Toshiro Mifune in Kurosawa’s noir films in the 1950s—High and Low or The Bad Sleep Well. This kind of solid guy you can trust, you can lean on… He’s mastering everything he is doing, and yet he becomes a victim. I thought Vincent was so much someone like that for me. His body, his face, his generosity. When he drives a car he drives a car, when he washes the dishes, he washes the dishes. There is something so pure in him, so I thought he would be a great sailor. [x]
then fucking act like it