Centre Sandra et Leo Kolber | Salle Lucie et André Chagnon
A powerhouse cast (Mathilde Seigner as Helene, Clovis Cornillac as her husband Franck, Yvan Attal as an old buddy) deliver a compelling and realistic working-class drama. A plant-closing in the Marseilles region galvanizes workers but ultimately the laws of economics must govern and jobs are on the line. Bitterness sets in and desperate men are driven to do desperate things. Max (already laid-off 2 years before), together with a reluctant Franck, plan to strike back at management by robbing the head honcho of 2 million Euros in cash locked in an office safe. Nothing can supposedly go wrong...
IN TURMOIL morphs into a thriller anchored by a deep awareness of social justice. It is also a study of working class life, of relationships, close friendships, and the small pleasures of life, a dense exploration of how modern life challenges one's fundamental values and tests one's sense of honour. We begin to care deeply about the characters - will they ultimately choose to do the right thing?
As a bonus, IN TURMOIL's denouement leads us into the magnificent scenery of the 'Calanques' region near Marseilles, deep gorges with clear waters flanked by seaside cliffs.