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Sauf le respect que je vous dois (2005)

Disheartened after the shocking event that took place in his firm, a compliant and committed employee, loses the ground under his feet and revolts.

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François Durrieux
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Clémence Durrieux
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Flora
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Jeffrey Barbeau ...
Benjamin Durrieux
Jean-Michel Portal ...
Simon Lacaze
Jean-Marie Winling ...
Bruner
Pascal Elso ...
Marc
François Levantal ...
Jean
Guy Lecluyse ...
Grégory
Martine Chevallier ...
Julie
Hans Meyer ...
Lunel
Marie Piton ...
Agnès
Yvan Garouel ...
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Blandine Lenoir ...
Marie
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François Durrieux, a man in his forties, married to Clémence and father of Benjamin, has been employed for years by the firm DSBO. In order not to lose his job, he always submits to his boss's demands whether it means working after office hours, canceling planned holidays or harming his family life. However, when one night, Simon Lacaze, his best friend and colleague, commits suicide just after being fired ignominiously, François rebels... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Fabienne Godet and Franck Vassal took their inspiration from their personal professional experience. See more »

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Inspecteur parisien: I don't understand, Lisa. You're intelligent though...
Lisa: That's why!
Inspecteur parisien: That's why what?
Lisa: That's why you don't understand!
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Astonishing debut
2 June 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I don't want to give away anything about the story or the characters, I just feel I have to write this because I cannot stand reading ignorant user comments about this great movie. This film was the first in a long time that I reacted to emotionally. It is so realistic and powerful it's sometimes painful to watch.

It is one of the few movies where the violent actions of the characters fit perfectly to the inner process every character finds himself in. The exchange between the slower sequences and the short and abrupt acts of violence is done so wonderfully I can't praise it enough. When you tell the story of this movie to a friend he is probably going to say that it doesn't sound that realistic but if you just look at each action for itself you realize that it really could happen (and has happened) like this.

"Sauf le respect que je vous dois" is a complex movie, I'm sure you will find more things each time you watch it. It is well written, I loved the cinematography and the flow of the scenes and the actors are unbelievably good. Hard to believe that this is the first feature of the director who added some interesting thoughts in the Q&A session after the screening I had the pleasure to attend (in Berlin). I hope this film gets a lot more attention because it really is a movie about our modern times and a precise observation of the situation many employees find themselves in. It is NOT a thriller just because someone is running away from the police. And though you may consider it "very french" because of the few dialogue that is used in some scenes, this french style never fitted so well to a story like it does here.


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