2008. France. Gustave de Kervern, Benoît Delépine. 90 min.
Saturday, March 28, 2009, 9:00 p.m.
The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center
2008. France. Directed by Gustave de Kervern, Benoît Delépine. The day after a group of women industrial workers are assured of their company's stability, they are blindsided by management's relocation of the factory. Everything's gone, including management, and they are left with a pittance in severance pay. As they console one another, their very odd, illiterate colleague Louise (Yolande Moreau) suggests they pool their tiny resources and hire a hit man, the even odder Michel (Bouli Lanners), to take care of business. Part cinema of the absurd, part politically incorrect farce, Delépine and De Kervern's bizarre, darkly twisted social satire follows the two misfits as they try to find the bosses and a way to do away with them. Louise-Michel hits all the right—and wrong—buttons in digging through to life's perverse core. 90 min.