“I didn’t vote against you. I voted for my bonus.”
Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
Praise all over the place:
“Most importantly, the film involves us: it draws us into the debate, makes us complicit, demands that we have an opinion, and then upends that same opinion a few minutes later. It’s engaging and rousing.”
“perhaps the greatest achievement is in how brilliantly the film balances the trademark Dardennes social conscience with a conceit that plays out almost like a ticking-clock thriller, as well as being a deeply felt character study.”
“Even if you’ve skipped the Dardennes’ work until now, this is a talking-point movie – and an outstanding lead performance – you need to see. It’s a rare film of unforced simplicity that will stick with you for a long time. And it’s honest right to its perfectly judged ending.”
At the Corporate Body Film Fest. In The Hague (NL), that is.
February 11. Or 12. Or 13. Bear with us. Visit us. Regularly.