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The Measure of a Man (2015)

La loi du marché (original title)
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An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends in working-class France.

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Cast

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Karine de Mirbeck ...
La femme de Thierry
Matthieu Schaller ...
Le fils de Thierry
Yves Ory ...
Le conseiller Pôle Emploi
Xavier Mathieu ...
Collègue syndicaliste
Paul Portoleau ...
Collègue syndicaliste
Pierre-Jean Feld ...
Collègue syndicaliste
Philippe Vesco ...
Collègue syndicaliste
Christophe Rossignon ...
Employeur sur Skype (voice)
Noël Mairot ...
Le professeur de danse
Catherine Saint-Bonnet ...
La banquière
Roland Thomin ...
L'acheteur mobile-home
Hakima Makoudi ...
La femme de l'acheteur mobile-home
Tevi Lawson ...
Le formateur Pôle Emploi
Fayçal Addou ...
Stagiaire formation Pôle Emploi
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An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends in working-class France.

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15 April 2016 (USA)  »

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Un homme  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,011 (USA) (15 April 2016)

Gross:

$87,197 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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Vincent Lindon won Best Actor at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in 2015. See more »

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Encore un matin
Written by Jean-Jacques Goldman
Performed by Jean-Jacques Goldman
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Simple and effective
23 May 2015 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I had the honor to watch the premiere of this beautiful film in Cannes. I am glad to see that there are still experienced directors that can make film like this one: relatively low budget, simple cinematography, a few but good actors, few locations but with a very good story telling. Stephane Brize' is able to tell his story in an entertaining way even if mainly using long uncut scenes and very simple camera setting. No shot and counter shot, none of the usual Hollywood techniques. The director take his time lingering to build tension and emotions.

Everything is based on the skills of the actors, with witty dialogues and situations that recalls the sitcom but with a dramatic treatment. It's an intelligent critic to the French society. Every young filmmaker should watch and learn from this film.


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