I am profoundly fascinated by cruelty, fear, horror and death. My films show my preoccupation with violence, the pathology of violence.
You cannot make a social-conscious picture in which you say that the intermediary between the hand and the brain is the heart. I mean, that's a fairy tale - definitely.
I am not an artist. I am a craftsman.
For me, cinema is a vice. I love it intimately.
Each picture has some sort of rhythm which only the director can give it. He has to be like the captain of a ship.