Hilarious and increasingly claustrophobic, Le Couperet may be lighter in tone than Gavras's other films, but its critique of capitalism is deadly serious. Here he depicts (in a very fun way) how alienated we become from ourselves and from each other under capitalism. Yes, the job hunt is indeed a labyrinthine nightmare, but this film soothes the pain just a little bit.
Although it drags a bit in the second act, this is a delicately paced, caustic social satire that only free-market capitalism can produce. José Garcia is just about the worst serial killer in film history, but through the same irony that landed him his last job, he succeeds. And we root for him all the way. The ending is perfection.