I never have conservative ideas! (Laughs) I don’t have anything to say really. Don’t get me wrong, but if you asked me what’s my idea on bakers, what would I have to say? They are just there, you know, that’s exactly the same. But to answer your question more precisely, it’s true that I didn’t know that in the city I live in, Paris, there were places where there are no rules at all and people are not protected by anyone. Because in Paris, you are protected by the police. Or if you’re ill, you can call an ambulance. But there, if you are attacked or hit or somebody is stealing you, you can’t call the police. Most of them are hustling, most of them don’t have IDs, they are unprotected and it’s a very savage, brutal world. I thought it existed somewhere, it was very abstract, and I said, ‘Oh my god, no, it’s in Paris, under my windows’, and I had never seen it before.
That’s quite alarming I think. But the other thing is that I always hear people giving advice – everybody has an opinion, discuss if it should be legal or not, etc. But me personally, I had questions before, and after spending more than two years with these people, I have even more questions. This is such a complex topic that I believe I should spend ten years to start to know how the law should look like. But I’m not a politician, I’m not a sociologist; I’m a filmmaker, so I’m using cinema to give visibility. I think this is the political message of the film: just be aware, spend some time – even if a few hours – with these people that I’m sure you’ve never heard of before, and try not to pass judgement. Just consider that they’re workers, that they are here. It’s a fact and you don’t have anything to say.