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 ... See full summary »
When a woman takes a new job, she discovers the skyscraper she works in is haunted by victims of a corporation's pursuit of profit. Unable to ignore injustice embodied by the disembodied, she sets out to reveal the truth.
The film tells the true story of French clown Miloud Oukili from his arrival in Romania in 1992 (three years after the fall of Ceausescu) to his encounter with the street children of ... See full summary »
Set sometime in the future-present Homotopia chronicles a group of radical queer's dedicated to exposing the trouble with gay marriage, dismantling the State, undoing Empire, while looking ... See full summary »
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. Written by
This is a well-made, powerful film addressing the dynamic between union factory workers and management in a suburban French factory. The director makes use of many non-actors, like the union rep (who is a union rep in real life) which lends the film an almost documentary-like feel. I thought the acting was extremely real and powerful and this potentially boring subject matter kept me captivated to the end. I highly recommend this film.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?