Every time I saw the Elf affair on television, I switched on the set because I found it incredibly funny. I thought that, if we could put that it in a film, it would give people watching it a certain amusement to see these people in their true ridiculousness.
I must admit that this film echoes the Elf affair in France. I found the real case on TV so entertaining.
I thought the whole thing was so hilarious. I thought a film could show how ridiculous (corrupt executives) are. They are very cunning but also very stupid.
I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was very vulgar and deeply stupid. From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for making a film that is about stupid people.
I'm not pessimistic about people in general, but only about the way they live.
It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people.
There's one thing which I hate about color films... people who use up a lot of their despairing producer's money by working in the laboratory to bring out the dominant hues, or to make color films where there isn't any color.
I remember an article, I can't recall who by, it was after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which said that now the Wall was down, there could be no more class war. Only someone with money could ever say such a thing.
As far as I was concerned, either I was a homosexual or I wasn't, so making films would change nothing.
I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.
A woman confronting men is a proper subject, it is inexhaustible.