Stéphane Brizé / France / 2015 / 93 mins / French with English subtitles / Narrative
“Brize makes compelling drama out of the most ordinary of circumstances, and draws a lead performance from frequent collaborator Vincent Lindon that is a veritable master class in understated humanism.” – Variety.
Winner of the 2015 Best Actor award at Cannes, The Measure of a Man follows an unemployed French factory worker trying to land on his feet despite an outdated skill set and a shrinking job market. Success is not merely a matter of earning a pay cheque, as his new position may force Thierry (Vincent Lindon) to marginalise co-workers who are struggling just as he is. Lindon’s award-winning performance leads a terrific ensemble in putting a human face on the employment crisis. A spiritual companion to the Dardennes’ Two Days, One Night, the film’s poignancy is measured in human dignity.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.
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AWARDS & APPEARANCES
Winner: Best Actor (Vincent Lindon) – Cannes Film Festival 2015
Winner: Best Actor (Vincent Lindon) – International Film Festival of India 2015
Winner: Ensemble Acting Award – Denver International Film Festival 2015
Winner: Audience Award – Brussels Europe Film Festival 2015