The Measure of a Man
aka La Loi du marché
First screened in April 2016
Director: Stéphane Brizé. Cast: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Yves Ory, Catherine Saint-Bonnet, Saïd Aïssaoui, Françoise Anselmi, Christian Watrin, Sakina Toilibou, Stéphanie Hurel, Rami Kabteni, Jean-Eddy Paul, Samuel Mutlen, Xavier Mathieu, Paul Portoleau, Pierre-Jean Feld, Philippe Vesco, Christophe Rossignon, Noël Mairot, Roland Thomin, Hakima Makoudi, Tevi Lawson, Gisèle Gerwig, Eric Krop, Guillaume Draux, Vincent Hauttecoeur. Screenplay: Stéphane Brizé and Olivier Gorce.

Twitter Capsule: Lindon's Cannes-winning performance is indeed flawless. Film risks few innovations but is rich in observation.

VOR:   This has lasted with me more than the vaguely comparable Two Days, One Night: fewer peaks maybe, but more cumulative power and convincing plot, however familiar.



Photo © 2015 Nord-Ouest Productions/Arte France Cinéma,
© 2016 Kino Lorber

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B


Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Lindon); Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention)
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Actor (Lindon)

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