Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs.
The film premiered at Cannes last year and was also a FRIPESCI prize winner – you may have heard/read about it and how Brize and Lindon bring to pulsing life, the experience of the worker versus corporations.
“Another stellar Vincent Lindon performance, [who] adds another rivetingly real characterization to his muscular everyman repertoire. Cinematographer Éric Dumont’s handheld, impeccably vérité images exercise a kind of cinematic socialism. At War gives Lindon another opportunity to wear the undersung virtue of ordinary, rough-hewn decency the way a superhero might wear a cape.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety
STARTS FRIDAY, JULY 26th
Laemmle’s Royal Theatre
11523 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Q&As with director Stéphane Brizé following the main evening show on Fri. July26 and Sat. July 27.