CBS News’ “The Killing” director Denis Villeneuve says he’s not in denial that his film is a bad film.
Villeneau spoke at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, where he told the audience that the film is not about the death of a soldier, but rather about a soldier in his 50s who has a daughter and her husband, who also are killed.
“It’s about a guy who’s in his late 50s, a man who’s gone through hell, and his daughter has been murdered,” Villeneu said, before going on to say that the movie has nothing to do with the events of the original, 1968 film.
“The first thing that strikes me about it is how they’re both in a room together,” he continued.
“It’s just this great moment of silence.
And they’re sitting together, and he just says, ‘I want to talk to you.
I want to go out of this room.’
And they go out, and I’m standing there, and then he says, well, I’m not sure.
And I just go, ‘Yeah, I don’t know.
That’s what I’m thinking about.’
And I was just thinking that that was the point.
I mean, it’s not about them dying together, it was about them being together.”
The director went on to talk about how he feels the movie will change people’s perceptions of the Vietnam War.
“I think that the idea of being in a war zone is a great thing,” he said.
“I think the idea that this guy is in Vietnam and this girl is in New York and that they’re going to go to the same war zone, and that’s great.
But the idea I’m trying to get across is, we’re not in a world of war.
We’re in a reality of war, and there’s nothing about the war that I can do to change that.”