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At War (2018)

En guerre (original title)
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After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.

Director:

Stéphane Brizé

Writers:

Ralph Blindauer (collaboration), Stéphane Brizé (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Laurent Amédéo
Mélanie Rover Mélanie Rover ... Mélanie, syndicaliste CGT 1
Jacques Borderie Jacques Borderie ... Borderie, directeur d'établissement
David Rey David Rey ... Directeur administratif et financier
Olivier Lemaire Olivier Lemaire ... Syndicaliste SIPI 1
Isabelle Rufin Isabelle Rufin ... La DRH
Bruno Bourthol Bruno Bourthol ... Syndicaliste SIPI 2
Sébastien Vamelle Sébastien Vamelle ... Syndicaliste CGT 2
Jean-Noel Tronc Jean-Noel Tronc ... Maire d'Agen
Valérie Lamond Valérie Lamond ... L'avocate des salariés
Guillaume Daret Guillaume Daret ... Journaliste TV
Jean Grosset Jean Grosset ... Grosset, le conseiller social de l'Elysée
Frédéric Lacomare Frédéric Lacomare ... Syndicaliste CFE-CGC 1
Anthony Pitalier Anthony Pitalier ... Collaborateur conseiller social
Séverine Charrie Séverine Charrie ... L'ex-femme de Laurent (as Sévrine Charrié)
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Two years ago, the Perrin Industry Factory, 1100 employees, automotive supplier well known, affiliate to the German group Schäfer, signed an agreement asking to senior-managers and workers to accept a pay cut, in order to save the company in exchange of the promise to protect their jobs on at least the next five years. Today, the company takes the decision to close. The workers, conducted by their spokesperson Laurent Amadeo, refuse the inevitable and try to save their jobs. Written by Alix

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Inside a social conflict
27 March 2020 | by johnpierrepatrickSee all my reviews

Social movement is a theme quite prized by French cinema. It is however generally depicted in an analytic way, aimed to explain, rationalize. Here, we are shown, or even pushed into the events, from the inside. And what we are shown is a social conflict, and a big one: an industrial site, employing 1000+ people, is supposed to be shut down, by decision of the parent company. The employees refuses to just lose their jobs like that, only 2 years after firsts sacrifices in order to keep the site working on top of that. This conflict, between men and and the power of money and finance, is shown in all its rudeness. In such situation, it is indeed a war - with your lives as they are at stakes (as proclaimed by one of the leaders, an important part may never have the chance to work again). But fought not by soldiers, leading to difficulties to keep a straight line, a united front or even a cool head.

I think the director did an impressive job to put the spectator into the action. We are thus forced to think: what we would do at their place? Would we accept the market rules? Go for the money? Fight for work and justice? It is indeed so easy to judge from afar and the movie manages to break that distance.

The final part may be too much but this movies draws a ferocious portrait of social conflit, our society, its contradictions and its dead ends.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,405, 21 July 2019

Gross USA:

$4,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,235,052
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2.35 : 1
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