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474 Ratings

In the Company of Men

Directed by Neil LaBute
Canada, United States, 1997
Comedy, Drama


Two business executives – one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest – set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.

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In the Company of Men Directed by Neil LaBute

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1997 | Un Certain Regard

Sundance Film Festival

1997 | 2 wins including: Dramatic (Filmmakers Trophy)

Independent Spirit Awards

1998 | 2 wins including: Best First Screenplay

1998 | 2 nominations including: Best First Feature

Critics reviews

LaBute has carried the provocation to the point where it’s virtually guaranteed to make us squirm. This isn’t to say that the bizarre plot of In the Company of Men is very believable apart from its own context, or that the thesis is a simpleminded polemic about capitalism turning us into savages. LaBute is much more interested in the why and how of the process by which competition in business affects personal and sexual behavior than he is in mounting an attack.
August 15, 1997
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