The Measure of a Man

Vincent Lindon (Mademoiselle Chambon) gives his Cannes Film Festival-winning performance as unemployed everyman Thierry, who must submit to a series of humiliating ordeals in... Read more

The Measure of a Man

Directed by Stéphane Brizé

Year: 2015
Running Time: 93
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French
Genres: Drama
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The Measure of a Man

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Vincent Lindon

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Directed by Stéphane Brizé


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.

 "Vincent Lindon's career-best performance is worthy of the Cannes prize he won for it." -Indiewire

"Gripping, intelligent, moving." -The Playlist

"A veritable masterclass in understated humanism." -Variety

"A sterling performance...French social critique at its finest." -The Atlantic

"Powerfully affecting." -Variety

"An impressive foray into social drama." -The Hollywood Reporter

"Marvelously controlled performance." -The Village Voice, Critic's Choice

“A welcome reminder that — for someone who can't afford to put food on the table or provide a proper education for their child— business is always personal. “ –Indiewire

“[A] sublimely affecting humanist drama.” –Film Journal International

Four stars. “Engrossing.” –RogerEbert.com

“A Kafkaesque French version of Ken Loach.” –The Globe and Mail

“Viewing is essential.” –The Star

“Inspiring.” –Paste Magazine

The Measure Of A Man’s beating heart is Lindon’s performance, for which he deservedly won Best Actor at Cannes last year (and, earlier this year, the César in the same category).” –A.V. Club

 

  • Best Actor Winner, 2015 Cannes Film Festival

    Best Actor Winner, 2016 Lumiere Awards

    Best Actor Winner, 2016 Cesar Awards

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Cinema 320 Worcester 1478581200November 8 - November 13, 2016
George Eastman House Rochester 1475208000September 30, 2016
Cinema Arts Centre Huntington 1473652800September 12, 2016
Northwest Film Center Portland 1472356800August 28 - August 29, 2016
Austin Film Society Austin 1470801600August 10, 2016
Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford 14696784007/28 – 31
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston 1469678400July 28 - August 6, 2016
Cable Car Cinema Providence 1469160000July 22 - July 28, 2016
Sundance Cinemas - Seattle Seattle 1469160000July 22 - July 28, 2016
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City 1468641600July 16, 2016
Gateway Film Center Columbus 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
Sundance Cinemas - Houston Houston 1467950400July 8 - July 14, 2016
Hippodrome Theatre Gainesville 1466740800June 24 - July 7, 2016
Kahala Theater Honolulu 1466740800June 24 - June 30, 2016
Pittsburgh Filmmakers - Harris Theater Pittsburgh 1466136000June 17 - June 23, 2016
Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood Hollywood 1465531200June 10 - June 16, 2016
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Santa Barbara 1465099200June 5 - June 8, 2016
West Side / Strand Vicksburg 1465012800June 4, 2016
Angelika Carmel Mountain San Diego 1464926400June 3 - June 9, 2016
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas San Francisco 1464926400June 3 - June 9, 2016
Lake Worth Playhouse Lake Worth 1464321600May 27 - June 2, 2016
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1463716800May 20 - June 2, 2016


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