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First Images & Official Synopsis For Claire Denis' 'The Bastards'

The Playlist By Joe Cunningham | The Playlist March 14, 2013 at 12:28PM

Claire Denis’ last two features, “35 Shots of Rum” and “White Material” were both critically adored and ended up on a lot of Best Of lists when they debuted between 2008 and 2009. Her back catalogue is equally impressive, so it’s no wonder then that her follow-up that we’ve been waiting four years for is highly anticipated.
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The Bastards

Claire Denis’ last two features, “35 Shots of Rum” and “White Material,” were both critically adored and ended up on a lot of Best Of lists when they debuted between 2008 and 2009. Her back catalogue is equally impressive, so it’s no wonder then that her follow-up that we’ve been waiting four years for is highly anticipated.

We first heard about “The Bastardslast July when Denis was preparing to shoot the film with Vincent Lindon and Chiara Mastrioani in the lead roles, but not much was known about the plot. But now we have an update on the feature with production company Wild Bunch dropping the first images from the film as well as a synopsis. Here’s what to expect

Container ship captain Marco Silvestri is called urgently back to Paris. His sister, Sandra, is desperate...her husband has comitted suicide, the family business has gone under, her daughter has been admitted into psychiatric care. Sandra accuses the powerful businessman, Edouard Laporte of being responsible. Determined to find the businessman's weak spot and exact a terrible revenge for the violence done to his family, Marco moves into the building where Laporte's mistress, Raphaelle, lives with her son. But Marco hasn't planned for Sandra's shameful, secret manipulations... Or to fall in love with Raphaelle...

And as well as Lindon and Mastrioani we now know that the cast also includes Julie Bataille, Michel Subor, Christophe Miossec, Alex Decas, Lola Creton and Gregoire Colin. The main question now is which festival the film will debut at…

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