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Fearing feelings more than fire

from 12.01.2006

Berliner Zeitung: Mr. Chereau, you often base your films on unexpected literary texts. The spectrum extends from Alexandre Dumas to James Hadley Chase and Hanif Kureishi. What interested you in Joseph Conrad's novella "The Return" (text here)?

Patrice Chereau: Conrad's style is astonishingly cinematic. The sensual descriptions are extremely memorable. ...

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