Our review of Another world: rupture, instructions for use

CRITICAL – After The law of the market and In war, Stéphane Brizé completes his trilogy on the world of work with a less documentary film. Rather between Claude Sautet and Ken Loach.

Social plan, we say like that. Translation: 58 people need to be fired. The person in charge of the site does not solve it. Surely there is another solution. As if he needed that. The first sequence shows this manager in a judge’s office working out the details of his divorce from his future ex-wife. She reproaches him for having lived through hell. The word is strong. Vincent Lindon is not at the end of his troubles. Professional life mixes dangerously with private life. The collateral damage will be considerable.

With Another world, Stéphane Brizé completes his work trilogy. After the unemployed and the trade unionist (The law of the market and In war), here is the frame at the end of the roll. The film is less documentary than the two previous ones. Fiction brings its share of intimacy. It reinforces the dilemma to which the character is subjected. We see him having lunch with a sandwich at his desk, being glued to his computer in the evening. He is elsewhere, a little lost. He didn’t envision things like this…

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