Imagine Pierre-Alain Kessel, the man in charge of Human Resources at an important French company. He is visited by his boss who demands he fires one of the best auditors of the firm. Unknown to Pierre-Alain, the place is being raided by the police because most of the executives have been stealing the company blind! Losing his cushy job, Pierre-Alain, a divorced father with two teenagers under his care, must find something for the survival of the family. He has been living high and now must adapt to do without an income lost forever. Hope comes in the way of a small job at a Lyon employment office whose head Leila, has no confidence in the more experienced Pierre-Alain.
This French television movie, shown recently on cable, tackles a problem that is real, as greedy investors buy companies only to cannibalize them, leaving the loyal employees without an income at an age no one will give them a job. Directed by Renaud Bertrand and written by Quoc Dang Tran, the film raises interesting points about the high rate of unemployment not only in France, but in all of Europe.
Thierry Neuvic is an affable actor whose work is being seen more and more. His Pierre-Alain is real; he must face near poverty while trying to do well for his children. Lubna Azabal is fine as Leila. The children are played by Daphne Chollet and Jules-Angelo Bigarnet who are as different as day and night.
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