Un Autre Monde

A seething workplace drama with Vincent Lindon as a manager who threatens to succumb to the pressure of work. A critical look at the inhumane policies of large multinationals.

Please note that this film is in French, with Dutch subtitles.
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An executive manager, his wife, and his family, at the moment when his professional choices are about to overwhelm them all. Philippe Lemesle and his wife are in the process of separating, their love irretrievably damaged by pressures of work. An executive working for an industrial conglomerate, Philippe no longer knows how to respond to the contradictory demands of his bosses. Yesterday they wanted a manager, today an executioner. Now he must decide what his life really means.

This social drama can be seen as the final part of a trilogy about the labour market and the mores of business (LA LOI DU MARCHÉ (2015), EN GUERRE (2018) and UN AUTRE MONDE (2021); all three starring Vincent Lindon). The films are thematically related but can be watched independently. Once again, Brizé shows the consequences of the capitalist system for workers. Managers too turn out to be nothing more than cogs in a system where profit maximisation is paramount.

Director Stéphane Brizé describes his film as ‘the story of a world splitting silently in two, of professional and personal lives foundering, of a world in which men and women in ties and too-tight suits increasingly struggle to find meaning.’

Stéphane Brizé, France, 2021, 96 min. French spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kiberlain, Anthony Bajon, Marie Drucker, Guillaume Draux.