Seven of the corporate worlds elite gather in pursuit of the top job at Dexia Corporation. What begins as a normal job interview quickly unravels as candidates fall prey to The Method, a psychologically brutal recruiting system in which only one can remain.
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This reminded me of the classic experiments, like the Stanford Prison experiment, the Milgram experiment and the Asch conformity experiments. In a way, this movie has a "classic" 20th century approach to social behavior and peer pressure. And maybe there is no reason to have another approach. But technology and surveillance have put so much paranoiac pressure on us. Aren't there any new questions to ask?
Over ambitious in it’s play on reality television norms and anti-corporatism - with a curveball on anti-war messaging - with the conflation of the three never made clear. It’s slickly presented even with the uneven grounding and and plays best as a variant on the murder mystery, but as with much of that genre the eliminations lead nowhere in particular and it’s all modus, little denouement and an uncertain method.
It's a bit like 'The Real World Challenge', where people are encouraged to be jerks to each other. It's not as though they had to stay there. They all had jobs already. As you might guess from the IMF story, there is a subtext.
Extremely intelligent, relevant, well-acted drama, which is as razor-sharp as some some the best thrillers out there. Have seen it last year, and since have been recommending it to people. A must see for anyone who has, or wants to have a job.
I loved this movie. A very relevant dark-comedy/drama about the seedy world of big-business capitalism. It's one of the best movies of it's kind I've seen, right up there with 'Glengarry GlenRoss' and 'American Psycho'.