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The Measure of a Man (2015)

La loi du marché (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 15 April 2016 (USA)
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An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends meet in working-class France.

Director:

Stéphane Brizé

Writers:

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

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Vincent Lindon won Best Actor at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in 2015. See more »

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4 June 2016 | by PipAndSqueakSee all my reviews

This is less a 'drama' than a documentary of what happens to people when their already difficult lives are made worse by thoughtless organizations and stupid funding regimes. Thierry has been laid off from his factory job. Presumably, he has stuck this sort of mindless work because he has a disabled son who needs constant care. Thierry is doing everything he can to keep his family together whilst barely scraping together an income. Unemployment is made worse by the organisations who are supposed to be there to help him back to work. They send him on inappropriate training schemes wasting everyone's time and effort as there is no work to be got afterwards. After numerous humiliations Thierry gets himself a shop security job and finds he's forced into making judgements about others that are, in reality, in as dire straights as himself. We wonder at what point he will break, and what he will do when he breaks? Its not a good ending but then, this is all too real for far too many people.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Measure of a Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Auberville, Calvados, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,011, 17 April 2016

Gross USA:

$112,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,518,931
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2.35 : 1
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