Company bosses face ethical dilemmas in French film premiering in Venice

10/9/2021 3:14:00 PM

Company bosses face ethical dilemmas in French film premiering in Venice

Company bosses face ethical dilemmas in French film premiering in Venice

VENICE : The tension between labour and profit in globalised, market-oriented economies is at the centre of French director Stéphane Brizé's new film 'Another World', the story of a plant manager who is asked by his bosses to lay off his own workers.The movie, which premieres at the Venice Film Festival

LinkedIn VENICE : The tension between labour and profit in globalised, market-oriented economies is at the centre of French director Stéphane Brizé's new film"Another World", the story of a plant manager who is asked by his bosses to lay off his own workers.LinkedIn PARIS : Steadying himself on a crutch, veteran French film star Alain Delon made a rare public appearance on Friday at the funeral of a fellow giant of French cinema, Jean-Paul Belmondo, who died on Monday at the age of 88.LinkedIn PARIS : Steadying himself on a crutch, veteran French film star Alain Delon made a rare public appearance on Friday at the funeral of a fellow giant of French cinema, Jean-Paul Belmondo, who died on Monday at the age of 88.Gerald Anderson as Daniel in On The Job.

The movie, which premieres at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, follows actor Vincent Lindon in the role of Philippe Lemesle, an executive at the French unit of Elsonn, a fictional multinational manufacturing firm.At home, his marriage is unravelling because of the pressures of his work.Family members and film figures - including Delon and director Claude Lelouch - gathered in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church in central Paris for the funeral, a day after a national tribute led by President Emmanuel Macron.In the office, he is confronted by angry colleagues questioning his values and loyalties as he draws up a list of those set to lose their job.Delon, 85, stayed for some time in front of the church, where he was applauded by Belmondo fans massed outside.The film is the last instalment in a trilogy about labour issues by Brizé, but the director told Reuters the man's strained relationship with his own family was just as important as his job in"Another World".On Tuesday, Delon told Europe 1 radio that he was devastated by his great contemporary's death."It's a story about people who question their commitment, both at the professional and personal level," he told Reuters in an interview.In the next installation, Matti digs deeper into the underbelly of Philippine politics.

While his previous two films on the subject - also starring Lindon - looked at the employees-employer relationship from the point of view of the workers, this time it is the manager and his own inner conflict that take centre stage.We are the same age, it won't be long before it happens to me too," Delon said, visibly moved.We are the same age, it won't be long before it happens to me too," Delon said, visibly moved."I wanted to get out of the dichotomy, which is perhaps a little simplistic and comfortable, whereby you have bad managers who do bad things to the nice workers," Brizé said.He added that had wanted to tackle the issue from a different perspective, without overlooking the plight of society's most fragile, or seeking sympathy for highly-paid corporate bosses.They queued for hours to be allowed to access the closed casket tribute set up in the sprawling courtyard of Les Invalides military museum, following the ceremony led by Macron."A lot of those managers, a lot of them, were not born to be an executioner, but they slowly find themselves becoming one and losing part of their humanity."Cinematographically and culturally, yes, he's part of the family," 58-year old post office worker Jean-Francois said of Belmondo." The film is one of 21 titles vying for the top Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, which ends on Saturday."(He) was the movie you watched on Sunday night on TV.I am interested in understanding what makes them think, to see the human side of them, not to glorify them but to really see how they became who they are,” Matti said in a on the official site of the Venice Film Festival.

(Reporting by Silvia Aloisi; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky) Source: Reuters.

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Family, stars including Alain Delon bid farewell to iconic French actor BelmondoPARIS : Steadying himself on a crutch, veteran French film star Alain Delon made a rare public appearance on Friday at the funeral of a fellow giant of French cinema, Jean-Paul Belmondo, who died on Monday at the age of 88. Belmondo, a charismatic actor who often performed his own daring stunts, switch

Family, stars including Alain Delon bid farewell to iconic French actor BelmondoPARIS : Steadying himself on a crutch, veteran French film star Alain Delon made a rare public appearance on Friday at the funeral of a fellow giant of French cinema, Jean-Paul Belmondo, who died on Monday at the age of 88. Belmondo, a charismatic actor who often performed his own daring stunts, switch

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