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3.5
44 Ratings

At War

En guerre

Directed by Stéphane Brizé
France, 2018
Drama

Synopsis

Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down their factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs.

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At War Directed by Stéphane Brizé

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2018 | In Competition

Vancouver International Film Festival

2018 | Spotlight on France

Chicago International Film Festival

2018 | Winner: Silver Plaque for Best Screenplay

The melding of clear-sighted and insurrectionary modes doesn’t quite cohere, but the film is still an ambitious effort worthy of its title.
October 09, 2018
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In her primary role as the action woman, Halla would give Liam Neeson a run for his money with her ingenious evasions of the escalating police hunt, but there’s also a visual grandeur to her mission as she faces off against drones and the power grid.
May 24, 2018
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It’s that lack of interest in Amédéo’s psychological make-up that makes the film rather less rewarding than The Measure of Man, which . . . succeeded in probing more deeply the ethics of the contemporary workplace. Somewhat ironically this film, for all its verisimilitude, is in the end more concerned with the workings of abstract forces than with the experiences of human individuals.
May 18, 2018
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