Masterpiece. Wiseman doesn't "simply observe"; his cinema is patient, yes, but also passionately humanist. It explores and probes, locating people within institutions, humanity within inhumanity.
Some of the most powerful "performances" ever. Wiseman is a national treasure.
Amazing documentary. The ending "monologue"!
The overwhelming complexity of trying to manage an efficient social service organization. Wiseman doesn't have a political agenda, he simply observes. The results are absolutely draining.