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Run Time: 95 minutes
Emilie is a smart and driven human resources manager for a large corporation in Paris. To stay within France’s strict labor laws, her company creates a policy that pressures people into quitting by making their jobs unbearable, rather than firing those they want out. Emilie is charged with overseeing the ruthless plan, which she effectively carries out with a cool and evasive demeanor. Things seem to be going well... that is, until one of the targeted employees commits suicide by jumping off a balcony at work. In the investigations that follow, dark secrets are revealed within the hierarchy of the corporation. When both the higher-ups and the employees she oversees turn on her, Emilie must grapple with the consequences of “just doing her job.” Working with one of the inspectors, Emilie struggles to make things right by taking responsibility for the role she played and exposing her superiors’ blatant disregard for the wellbeing of their staff. CORPORATE is a poignant story of guilt, truth, and redemption in the aftermath of tragedy. (In French with subtitles) —G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Monday, April 09, 2018 at 9:05 PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:15 PM
International Narrative Competition
Nicolas Sihlol was born in 1977. He studied screenwriting at the French film school La Fémis in Paris. Sihlol gained recognition for his short film “Tous les enfants s’appellent Dominique,” which was shortlisted for the Oscars® in 2010.
Nicolas Silhol, Nicolas Fleureau
Céline Sallette, Lambert Wilson, Stéphane De Groodt, Violaine Fumeau