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The Measure of a Man

La Loi du Marché

STÉPHANE BRIZÉ
France, 2015
93 minutes, Color
Official website

At the age of 51 and after 20 months of unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much will he accept to keep his job? Sometimes the lightest touch has the greatest impact. That is the case in this deft, clean, and very moving drama, Stéphane Brizé's profoundly humanist and exceedingly timely film. Without blame or rancor, it makes plain the often humiliating and soul-destroying choices foisted on ordinary people just trying to make a living in today's economic climate. Vincent Lindon (winner of the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival) is superb as Thierry, an unemployed mechanic who endures dashed hopes and constant rejection in his search for work. When he finally lands a job in security, he is forced into situations in which he must make decisions that contradict everything he believes in.—Vancouver International Film Festival

In French with English subtitles


For security reasons, film tickets at the Embassy of France must be purchased in advance.

Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot. No cars allowed within the Embassy.
New security rules: A reservation is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy. For any request due to disability, please contact us 48 hours prior the event.

The Measure of a Man

La Loi du Marché

STÉPHANE BRIZÉ
France, 2015
93 minutes, Color
Official website

At the age of 51 and after 20 months of unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much will he accept to keep his job? Sometimes the lightest touch has the greatest impact. That is the case in this deft, clean, and very moving drama, Stéphane Brizé's profoundly humanist and exceedingly timely film. Without blame or rancor, it makes plain the often humiliating and soul-destroying choices foisted on ordinary people just trying to make a living in today's economic climate. Vincent Lindon (winner of the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival) is superb as Thierry, an unemployed mechanic who endures dashed hopes and constant rejection in his search for work. When he finally lands a job in security, he is forced into situations in which he must make decisions that contradict everything he believes in.--Vancouver International Film Festival

In French with English subtitles


For security reasons, film tickets at the Embassy of France must be purchased in advance.

Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot. No cars allowed within the Embassy.
New security rules: A reservation is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy. For any request due to disability, please contact us 48 hours prior the event.


Saturday, April 16
5:00 PM
$13.00
Friday, April 22
7:00 PM
$13.00

Embassy of France