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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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Drama

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9'36 standing ovation at Cannes 2015. See more »

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We Don't Ever Wanna Grow Up
Tyler Van den Berg, Kevin R. Mcpherson, Dion
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28 May 2016 | by wilkinsonalanSee all my reviews

A Ken Loach-a-like - showing real lives at a genuine pace, but without the hard edge. If the movie set out to show the crushing mundanity of the the lives of working class people, it succeeds. However, do not be put of by this, as the main protagonist manages to demonstrate a dignity throughout. Nevertheless, do not expect a hubris- cum-nemesis tale. It looks at the workaday politics that the majority of life's cannon fodder are forced to negotiate. A scene in which his performance at interview is analysed by peers is upsetting, demonstrating the schadenfreude characteristic of the socially-challenged, enjoying the notion that somebody is worse off than themselves... If you like Loach derivatives, you will certainly enjoy this.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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