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Les mains nettes (1958)

| Drama
An efficiency expert is called in to downsize a trucking company and the employees fight to establish a union to save their jobs.

Director:

Claude Jutra

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Brousseau ... Jean-Paul Bouchard
Monique Chailler Monique Chailler ... Mme Charbonneau
Teddy Burns Goulet ... M. Morin
Micheline Guérin ... Mme Bouchard
Monique Joly ... Mlle Monique
George Landreau
Roger Lebel ... Ernest Rivard
Doris Lussier ... M. de Varennes
Michel Maillot ... Gérard Charbonneau
Lucie Mitchell ... Mlle Tremblay
Denise Provost ... Marguerite Courtemanche
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Storyline

The jobs of the white-collar employees of a Quebecois trucking company are dull, monotonous and banal - but it's a solid living. That is until management deems the personnel department to be outdated and inefficient and hire a new manager to correct the problem. Marguerite, one of the employees in the personnel department, is promoted to be the new Manager's secretary based solely on his sexual attraction to her. Marguerite is initially receptive to his flirting and compliant with his demands to spy on her former colleagues. She reaches her limit when his flirtation becomes aggressive and also when he decides to fire an employee with 45 years of loyal service to the company. The employees resent and rebel against this action, and Marguerite, being a former labor activist, becomes their unofficial leader. Discussions about establishing a union to deal with their grievances take place and a new group spirit emerges despite the resistance of some employees. However, with management ... Written by pr1mal_1

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Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Also Known As:

Washed Hands See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 39,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

-Le réalisateur Claude Jutra rend ici, avec justesse, la misère psychologique qui accable les cols blancs dans les années 1950. See more »

Connections

Featured in Self-Portrait (1962) See more »

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