The Measure of a Man
Director: Stephane Brize
Cast: Vincent Lindon, Yves Ory, Karine De Mirbeck
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France 2015 93 mins.
Released by New Wave Films
At the age of 51 and after twenty months on unemployment, Thierry (Vincent Lindon) starts a new job in security at a supermarket that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma.
How much is he willing to accept to keep his job is the central question that Measure of a Man (La Loi du Marché) tries to address.
For his role as Thierry, Vincent Lindon, who was the only professional actor in the film, was awarded the Palme for Best Actor at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Cesar for Best Actor in 2016, the French equivalent of the British BAFTA.
Best Actor, Competition, Cannes Film Festival 2015; London Film Festival 2015. New Wave Films.