Another World

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A man has to keep his head above water while both his family and the company he works for start to simultaneously fall apart. The choices he has to make in the next few days will affect the future of many people.

Philippe is the executive manager of a large company in the process of downsizing. In many meetings with different groups of workers, he must take a stand on why exactly they deserve to stay in the job, and why others need to be getting rid off. As if this wasn't difficult enough, he is in the middle of the process of divorcing his wife, who's switching between hating him and loving him, and to provide for their son.

Another World can feel almost as cold and distant as the bureaucracy it depicts, but it is not without its heartwarming moments. It first asks us to get to know Philippe as a cynical business man before we get to know him as a family man and responsible father. Slowly but surely we get to know him and sympathize with the dilemmas he encounters at work.Another World was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and hits extra hard in this day and age when many businesses have had to make difficult choices and people have had to reconsider their work situations.

Director

Stéphane Brizé (b. 1966) is a French director, screenwriter and actor. He started his career in television and theater, before he moved on to short films and features. His films The Measure of a Man (2015) and At War (2018) competed for the Palme d’Or in Cannes.

Filmography

2018 En guerre / At War
2016 Une vie / A Woman's Life
2015 La loi du marché / The Measure of a Man
2009 Mademoiselle Chambon

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