THE MEASURE OF A MAN
| 2016 – 93′ – Drama –
Written and Directed by Stéphane Brizé.
Starring Vincent Lindon (winner Best Actor: Cannes International Film Festival & César Awards), Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller.
Official Selections: Cannes International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York International Film Festival.
In French with English subtitles.
A Kino Lorber release.|
Vincent Lindon gives his finest performance to date as unemployed everyman Thierry, who must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his search for work. Futile retraining courses that lead to dead ends, interviews via Skype, an interview-coaching workshop critique of his self-presentation by fellow jobseekers; all are mechanisms that seek to break him down and strip him of identity and self-respect in the name of reengineering of a workforce fit for a neoliberal technocratic system. Nothing if not determinist, Stéphane Brizé film dispassionately monitors the progress of its stoic protagonist until at last he lands a job on the front line in the surveillance and control of his fellow man and finally faces one too many moral dilemmas. A powerful and deeply troubling vision of the realities of our new economic order.