Between Two Worlds
[Ouistreham], directed by Emmanuel Carrère, France 2022, 107'
- Acclaimed author Marianne Winkler (Juliette Binoche) plans to write a book on social issues in the north of France, which are a consequence of the global economic crisis. In order to know the problem from the inside out, she travels to the port city of Caen, where she incognito takes a job as a cleaner.
- The more she delves into the world of hard, poorly paid work, the more she learns about the lives of people who take various temporary jobs, desperately trying to make ends meet. Job insecurity, lack of insurance and fear of what tomorrow may bring are just some of the problems faced by a large group of French citizens, clearly forgotten by the system. Marianne will also have to deal with questions about her own work ethic, especially as one of the women with whom she develops a closer relationship begins to suspect something.
- The film is a riveting study of social inequality and a poignant story of marginalised people, all the more impressive because most of the roles are played by amateurs.