Hard Choices

The Measure Of A Man directed by Stephane Brizé (France) 2015 is a gritty drama about a man faced with difficult decisions in an economically austere environment.


After being laid off from a factory, he was advised to complete a retraining course that didn’t lead to another job. He struggles to support his family and hold on to his home.

He’s hired as a security guard in a large store, spending much of his workday scrutinizing possible shoplifters. Drawn deeper into the personal dramas of others caught within the harsh realities of contemporary economic hardship.

The film screened last month during the San Francisco Film Society annual French Cinema Now fall festival.

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