THE MEASURE OF A MAN

Directed by Stéphane Brizé
US release date: May 20, 2016

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.

2016 Cesar Awards, Winner Best Actor

2015 Cannes Film Festival, Winner Best Actor

2015 New York Film Festival, Official Selection


THE MEASURE OF A MAN (France, 2015)

Directed by Stéphane Brizé

Written by Stéphane Brizé and Olivier Gorce

With Vincent Lindon

Running Time: 93 minutes


US Distributor: Kino Lorber

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