At War

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Showings

Marcus Rochester Cinema Wed, Apr 17 4:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:En guerre
Programs:World Cinema
Spotlight: Disruption
Tags:Drama
Politics
Francophone
Activism
Release Year:2018
Runtime:113 min
Country/Region:France
Language:French
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Cinema Studio Libre
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/285382866
Cast/Crew
Director:Stéphane Brizé
Producer:Christophe Rossignon
Philip Boëffard
Cinematographer:Éric Dumont
Screenwriter:Stéphane Brizé
Olivier Gorce
Editor:Anne Klotz
Composer:Bertrand Blessing
Principal Cast:Binta Sane
Amadou Am
Ibrahima Traore

Description

A clash of wills between the workforce and upper management are at the heart of Stéphane Brizé's latest, At War. When Perrin Industries lays off 1100 workers, a line is drawn. After having made a promise to their workers two years prior that their jobs were safe, the company goes through with the firing lest they face the risk of shutting down. Union spokesman Laurent Amedeo (Vincent Lindon) takes it upon himself to lead the charge in mobilizing the workers, all coming together for one last strike to save their livelihoods. The battle itself is equal parts politics and protests, with the film's cast of characters being revealed methodically, their personal lives kept at a distance. Laurent, alongside his co-worker, Melanie (Melanie Rover), fights to take their stand straight to the company's CEO in Germany, but their plight is undermined by deflection, avoidance and their bosses' refusal to accept blame.

Director Biography

Stéphane Brizé

Stéphane Brizé is a French director known for numerous award-winning films, including Mademoiselle Chambon (09) and The Measure of a Man (15), both films earning Cesar Awards.


Press

"Another stellar Vincent Lindon performance is the main reason to weather this stormy, strident portrait of industrial dispute." - Variety


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