Our review of Ouistreham: the masterful double game of Juliette Binoche

CRITICISM – The actress perfectly embodies a journalist undercover on the ferries among the cleaning ladies. A film by Emmanuel Carrère freely inspired by the story of Florence Aubenas.

These writers! What wouldn’t they do to find a subject! It is not Emmanuel Carrère who would reproach Florence Aubenas for having slipped into lives other than her own. Here, she is renamed Marianne Winckler. She points to the Pôle emploi de Calais, claims to have been left by her mechanic husband in Châteauroux. We call it immersion journalism. Here she is ready to accept any job. Do not talk about housekeeper. You have to say maintenance worker. We are not going to explain the importance of vocabulary to an author.

The reality hides behind formulas as a profession of cleanliness. Not a prude, the heroine, whom no one recognizes despite her past successes, puts on her rubber gloves and her acrylic blouse, lugs around her bucket and her washing products. Sympathizing with his colleagues is not a task beyond his strength.

The landlady of a mobile home campsite calls them morons. Is that, for them, cleaning a microwave oven?…

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