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The Measure of a Man
(La loi du marché)

Year: 2015
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 93 minutes

The Measure of a Man
The Measure of a Man
The Measure of a Man

As the protagonist in this captivating film, actor Vincent Lindon absolutely enthralls as Thierry, a man looking for work and dignity in today’s economic climate. Unemployed, Thierry spends his days training for jobs he’ll likely never get, practicing how to interview for jobs he likely doesn’t want, and facing the harsh realities of a middle-aged man looking for work. Already recognized for his efforts with the Best Actor Award at Cannes, Lindon’s quiet repose and gravity work as the audience’s window into the humiliating world of a man who simply wants to feel some sort of worth to his wife and son. After finally finding a job working as a security guard for a big department store (think: Walmart), Thierry now faces a new degradation: helping propagate the very economic climate and elitist protection that put him and his friends out of work in the first place. THE MEASURE OF A MAN is a searing social study about the search for self-worth and grace in a new world that rarely rewards either. (In French with subtitles) –T.W.

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Stéphane Brizé

Stéphane Brizé was born in 1966 in Rennes, France. He attended the University Institutes of Technology and moved to Paris, where he started his career in theater and television before moving onto filmmaking.

"Le Bleu des Villes" (1999), "Not Here to be Loved" (2005), "Entre Adultes" (2006), "Madamoiselle Chambon" (2009), "A Few Hours of Spring" (2012), THE MEASURE OF A MAN (2015)

Christophe Rossignon, Philip Boeffard

Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce

Eric Dumont

Anne Klotz

Principal Cast
Vincent Lindon, Yves Ory, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Xavier Mathieu

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