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Ressources humaines by Laurent Cantet


First film by Laurent Cantet, won several prizes at the Beaufort film Festival, the Prize for best new director at the San Sebastien film Festival and the Prize for the best scenario at the Thessalonic film festival.

Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial hometown to take a management position in the factory where his father has been working for 30 years. First Frank makes the mistake of actually asking the workers on the assembly line for their opinions. Then upper management manipulates his findings to lay off employees. This creates a huge rift, not only between labor and management, but between father and son...

La vie rêvée des anges by Erick Zonca

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La vie rêvée des anges

At Cannes 1998 film festival this film won the best actress prize for its two main roles and also the Cesar award for best film.

In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who’s flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to warmer climes. Marie usually is either angry or detached. Then, while Isa begins to visit the child in whose flat they live, going to hospital to read to her, Marie slowly falls for a rich youth. At first Marie keeps him at bay, then she not only pursues him, she begins to dream he is her life’s love. When Isa tries to warn Marie, their friendship flounders. How will Marie handle the inevitable? And once they lose the flat, where will they go?...

Y aura t il de la neige à Noël ? by Sandrine Veysset

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Y aura t il de la neige à Noël?

It is the first film directed by Sandrine Veysset. This film was awarded the Louis Delluc Prize « cinémas en France » at Cannes in 1996 and also the César for the best first film in 1997.

A woman and her seven children live on a farm in Southern France. In spite of the hard work and the mediocre accommodation, their life would be a happy one, but for one person: the owner of the farm an egotistic and authoritarian individual, who is also the lover of the woman and the father of all her children. The farmer handles them as his property, uses them as cheap labour to work in the fields, and denies them the right to leave the farm. It is only the love of the woman for her children that allows them to endure their situation; but even for her, disenchantment has set in...

Online 27/03/2006

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