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DIRECTED BY Stéphane Brizé

Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Original Title: LA LOI DU MARCHÉ

Running Time: 93min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Cinema 360º

We are in France, but it could be any other country. Thierry (Vincent Lindon) is fifty-one and unemployed. He is not accustomed to doing job interviews via Skype. He enrolls in retraining courses that lead nowhere. He submits himself to a workshop where his resumé is scrutinized as if it were a bizarre puzzle. This is how we do things now, he supposes. When he finally lands a job it is as a security officer in a supermarket, he is expected to uphold the surveillance and control of his fellow co-workers—something Thierry feels profoundly ill-suited for.

Unlike many films attempting to reckon with the new economic order, Stéphane Brizé’s The Measure of a Man focuses on the moral, rather than the political. In his stoic struggle to find a place under the sun, Thierry always seeks to apprehend and adapt to the system. Neither revolutionary nor a pushover, he seems to have slipped into our time by mistake.

Lindon, who won Cannes’ Best Actor prize for this role, has created a character that superbly combines fragility and strength, awareness and innocence, embodying an ideal of working-class integrity from another era. With this carefully rendered portrait, Brizé honors the sort of man that the modern world no longer knows how to take measure of. – Orlando Rojas


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Director: Stéphane Brizé
Producer: Christophe Rossignon, Philip Boeffard
Screenwriter: Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce

Cinematographer: Eric Dumont
Editor: Anne Klotz

Cast: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Francoise Anselmi

Stéphane Brizé

Stéphane Brizé was born in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France. His films include Le bleu des villes (1999), Not Here to Be Loved (2005), Entre adultes (2006), the César-winning Mademoiselle Chambon (2009), A Few Hours of Spring (2012) and The Measure of a Man (2015), which won two prizes at the Cannes Film Festival.