- Original title
- Running time
- 100 min.
Laurent Cantet, Gilles Marchand
Véronique de Pandelaère,
Co-production France-UK; La Sept-Arte / Haut et Court / CNC / BBC Films / Procirep
Drama | Job/Employment
- Synopsis / Plot
- The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial hometown to take a management position in the factory where his father has been working for 30 years. First Frank makes the mistake of actually asking the workers on the assembly line for their opinions. Then upper management manipulates his findings to lay off employees. This creates a huge rift, not only between labor and management, but between father and son. A human morality tale that evokes paternal and filial love, and illustrates the personal risk behind political ideas.
: 2 Cesar Awards: Best First Film, Most Promising Actor (Lespert). 3 Nominations
: European Film Awards: Discovery Award
: BAFICI: Best Film, Audience Award
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