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Thierry (Lindon), a mechanic who’s been unemployed for close to two years, has endured dashed hopes and constant rejection in his search for work. When he finally lands a job in security at abig-box supermarket, he is forced into situations where he must make decisions that go against everything he believes in. Taking its French title, La loi du marché, from the “law of the market”—wherein if one wants a job another must be let go—Brizé’s deeply humanist drama makes plain the often humiliating and soul-destroying choices thrust upon ordinary people just trying to makea living in today’s economic climate. The film is given added resonance by the casting of non-professionals alongside its leading man.

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