Measure of Men, The


Loi du marché, La
reż|dir Stéphane Brizé | FR | 2015 | 93 min
prod|pro Philip Boëffard, Christophe Rossignon scen|wr Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce zdj|ph Eric Dumont mon|ed Anne Klotz ob|cast Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Yves Ory, Xavier Mathieu, Paul Portoleau, Pierre-Jean Feld, Philippe Vesco dys|dis Against Gravity


Thierry has been out of work for more than a year. He spends his days taking part in workshops at skills-development centers, where the instructors teach him how to make the right impression on potential employers. In the evening, he tries to be a good husband and father. His life is a string of unending negotiations: whether over a loan at the bank, with employment recruiting agents, or concerning the sale of a camping trailer. Everything changes when Thierry gets a job as a security guard at a supermarket. Henceforth, he is going to have to protect the interests of bosses like the ones who fired him from his previous job. He catches thieves and participates in their interrogation. One of them is a poor old man who was trying to steal a piece of meat.

2015 IFF in Cannes - Best Actor (Vincent Lindon), Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Palm d’Or nomination

Stéphane Brizé (1966) Director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. Born in Rennes, in the North of France. Before he decided he wanted to be a filmmaker, he studied electronics and dealt with theatre. At first he used to make shorts and TV productions. “The Measure of Men” got him his first Palme d'Or nomination.

2015 Miara człowieka | Loi du marché, La | Measure of Men, The
2012 Quelques heures de printemps | Few Hours of Spring, A
2009 Mademoiselle Chambon
2006 Entre adultes | Among Adults
2005 Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé | Not Here to Be Loved
1999 Le bleu des villes | Hometown Blue

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow