Claire Denis – Les salauds aka Bastards (2013)

 Claire Denis   Les salauds aka Bastards (2013)

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Plot / Synopsis
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… Continue reading

Claire Denis – Chocolat (1988)

 Claire Denis – Chocolat (1988)

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IMDB:
A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family’s houseboy, Protee – a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty – and the intricate nature of relationships in a racist society. Continue reading

Claire Denis – L’Intrus AKA The Intruder (2004)

0422491 Claire Denis   LIntrus AKA The Intruder (2004)

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IMDB:
Louis Trebor, a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems, seeks a transplant, and then goes in search of a son sired years before in Tahiti. Told elliptically, with few words, we see Louis as possibly heartless, ignoring a son who lives nearby who is himself an attentive father to two young children, one named for Louis. He leaves his bed one night – and his lover – to kill an intruder; he dreams, usually of violence. Will his body accept his heart? Will his son accept his offer? Written by jhailey Continue reading

Claire Denis – S’en fout la mort AKA No Fear, No Die (1990)

0100536 Claire Denis   Sen fout la mort AKA No Fear, No Die (1990)

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Synopsis:

The two black men in this tragedy live on the fringes of French society, and come from Africa and the Caribbean. Among the things they share in common is involvement in the illegal sport of cockfighting. The film follows their exploits and daily lives among the poor of France, as they train their birds and enter them in matches. Be advised: some reviewers found the fight footage so repellent that they were unable to comment on the merits of the film, which is by the acclaimed director of Chocolat. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide Continue reading

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