What's exceptional about this powerful French drama isn't the unusually good acting, though the fact that most of the cast is made up of non-professionals makes their performances pretty impressive. What really sets Laurent Cantet's film apart is the
straightforward manner in which it dares to look the good old class struggle in the eye, without flinching once. Returning home for summer break, Frank (Jalil Lespert) takes an internship at the same factory where his father Jean-Claude (Jean-Claude Vallod) has worked for the past 30 years. But
while Jean-Claude dons the factory's regulation blue coveralls, his son comes to work in a suit he's a management train...