|Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne||Country: Belgium/Italy/France|
|Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione||Production Year: 2014|
Oscar winning actress Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) delivers a nuanced performance of emotional restraint in this drama about a woman who has a weekend to convince her colleagues not to take a bonus so that she can keep her job.
Sandra has recently returned to work at a solar panel company after suffering a breakdown, only to find that her company have suggested to her colleagues that they can do without her. Offered a €1000 bonus each if they agree to sack her, Sandra convinces them to at least vote on the issue, but must spend a weekend imposing herself on her colleagues and their families and beg them to save her, despite their own financial concerns and personal issues.
“Cotillard is just superb” The Telegraph