Country: French, 95 minutes
Spoken Languages: French
Director(s): Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Cast: Marion Cotillard (as Sandra), Fabrizio Rongione (as Manu), Catherine Salée (as Juliette), Batiste Sornin (as M. Dumont), Pili Groyne (as Estelle)
Medium: Original DVD,
Plot Outline: Sandra Bya, married with two children, has been off work from her job at Solwal on medical leave for depression. During her absence from work, her boss, M. Dumont, on the suggestion of her immediate supervisor, the shop foreman Jean-Marc, figures that her section of the company can function with sixteen people working full time with a bit of overtime instead of seventeen with no overtime, that seventeenth person being Sandra. Because of the global competition the company faces, Dumont decides the company can only finance the annual bonuses for those sixteen employees, which are EUR1,000 per person, or Sandra's job, leaving the decision to those sixteen. On a Friday near the end of her medical leave, Sandra learns of this situation from her friend and co-worker Juliette after the "show of hands" vote is held, the result a 13-3 decision for the bonuses over Sandra's job. Because Juliette knows Jean-Marc, who is determined to get rid of Sandra, influenced the vote by scare mongering ...
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1