My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.
Whenever I get happy, I always have a terrible feeling.
Normal love isn't interesting. I assure you that it's incredibly boring.
I want people to go to the movies. I am the man of the spectacle. I'm playing.
You have to show violence the way it is. If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity.
Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
Every failure made me more confident. Because I wanted even more to achieve as revenge. To show that I could.
In Paris, one is always reminded of being a foreigner. If you park your car wrong, it is not the fact that it's on the sidewalk that matters, but the fact that you speak with an accent.
I can only say that whatever my life and work have been, I'm not envious of anyone-and this is my biggest satisfaction.
I don't really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don't, it's like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line.
Nothing is too shocking for me
Berlin was great. It's a new generation. If you continue to hate, you are entering into the same philosophy that began the war. You have to look forward at people and new times.
People like Truffaut, Lelouch and Godard are like little kids playing at being revolutionaries. I've passed through this stage. I lived in a country where these things happened seriously.
I still had some honor... I still have some now.
I did not have a reputation to defend.