French Film Review: Ouistreham, Starring Juliette Binoche

French Film Review: Ouistreham, Starring Juliette Binoche

Marianne Winckler (Juliette Binoche), a well-known author, goes to live in northern France to carry out research for her new book on the subject of job insecurity. Without revealing her true identity, she gets hired as a cleaner, working with a group of other women.

In her new role, she experiences financial instability and social invisibility first-hand. But she also discovers a sense of mutual support and solidarity, strong bonds shared by these behind-the-scenes working women. Based on the book, The Night Cleaner, by Florence Aubenas, it features a heart-rending performance from Juliette Binoche and shines a light on the cruelties of the gig economy which keeps so many workers in poverty in today’s world.

Director: Emmanuel Carrère
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Hélène Lambert

From France Today magazine

Lead photo credit : Ouistreham © Christine Tamalet

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