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Galway Film Society Presents

The Measure Of A Man

Thierry (Vincent Lindon), a principled middle-aged man, has been unemployed for over a year. He doesn’t want to rely on state handouts like many of his former co-workers, instead preferring to continue looking for work, so that he can provide for his family independently. After a lengthy and often humiliating search, he finally gets a job as a supermarket security guard with the secret brief of spying on his underperforming co-workers. But Thierry finds himself constantly struggling to negotiate between his conscience and the demands of his new position. Similar in tone to recent Dardenne brothers’ films, Stéphane Brizé’s powerful social drama hinges on Lindon’s quiet yet emotionally gripping performance. Vincent Lindon deservedly won the Best Actor prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, in this gripping and moving French social drama. A tough, clear-sighted, compassionate film (The Guardian).

€9 / €7


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