“An unflinching look at deteriorating working — and non-working — conditions for the common man and woman in contemporary France, “La loi du marché” has the disquieting ring of truth. Vincent Lindon, in his third collaboration with Stéphane Brizé, is the only trained actor in the cast. Thirty or so non-actors performing roles close to their genuine professions add an often heartbreaking je ne sais quoi to this account of an honest 51-year-old factory worker who has been laid off and can’t find work as his benefits are running out. (…) Vincent Lindon has a wide range as an actor, but he often embodies an ordinary man in challenging circumstances. His performance here is rock solid. His “Thierry Taugourdeau” is a character who lingers in the mind’s eye. (…) Brizé hired doc cameraman Eric Dumont, who has never shot a fiction film before, and gave him a free hand, with the understanding that Thierry be at the center of the story. Whether it’s a pointless job interview via Skype or an even more pointless group critique during a practice interview at the unemployment office, Thierry takes the punches. (…) What may appear to be — literally — business as usual to viewers beyond France can still raise shocked and empathetic eyebrows for local audiences (…) For them, the brutal downturn in the French labour market is a more recent development. (…)” (Lisa Nesselson, Screen International)

Friday, 27.11.2015 – 7.30 pm, Screen 3 (presented by Nicolette Krebitz) – in the presence of leading actor Vincent Lindon
Sunday, 29.11.2015 – 9.30 pm, Screen 8
Wednesday, 02.12.2015 – 7.30 pm, Screen 8

Theatrical release Germany: 17th March 2016

With support of BAR TAUSEND,




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OT: La loi du marché, 2015
Country: France
Production: Nord-Ouest Films, ARTE France Cinéma
Cast: Vincent Lindon
Format: DCP / Coulour
Lenght: 93 min.
Language: French OC / English subtitles
World Sales: MK 2,
Distribution Germany: temperclayfilm production & distribution,
Festivals: Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Eriwan, Helsinki, Athens, Reykjavik, Vancouver, Busan, New York, London etc.
Awards: Cannes Best Actor, Cannes Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Brussels Viewers’ Choice Award etc.