Frank, a business school student, returns to his parents' home during an internship in the factory where his father has been a worker for thirty years. Posted to Human Resources, he sets to work with enthusiasm, until he discovers that he is actually being used to camouflage a redundancy plan...
Directed by: Laurent Cantet (France, 1999)
Cast: Jalil Lespert (Frank), Jean-Claude Vallod (the father), Chantal Barré (the mother), Véronique de Pandelaère (Sylvie), Michel Begnez (Olivier), Lucien Longueville (the boss), Danielle Mélador (Ms Arnoux), Pascal Sémard (HR manager), Didier Émile-Woldemard (Alain)
Awards: several prizes including 2 César awards in 2001 (Best male newcomer, Best first film)