Those Who Work

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    Those Who Work

    Ceux qui travaillent

    Directed by

    Switzerland, Belgium

    2018

    102 min

    • French
    • English

    Drama

    Frank, a man of action who worked his way up all by himself, dedicates his life to work. No matter the place or the circumstances, be it day or night, he’s on the phone, handling the cargo ships he charters for major companies. But when he has to deal with a crisis situation, Frank makes a brutal decision and gets fired. Profoundly shaken, betrayed by a system to which he gave his all, he has to progressively question himself to save the one connection that still matters to him: the bond he’s managed to maintain with his youngest daughter, Mathilde.

    Awards

    • Prix Du Public Jeanne Moreau - Angers FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Olivier Gourmet
    Adèle Bochatay
    Delphine Bibet
    Michel Voïta
    Pauline Schneider
    Screenplay
    Antoine Russbach
    Emmanuel Marre
    Cinematography
    Denis Jutzeler
    Editing
    Sophie Vercruysse
    Production
    BOX PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    NOVAK PROD
    Sales
    BE FOR FILMS

    Press

    Each of [Olivier Gourmet] gestures is scrupulously programmed, punctuated by a routine that becomes obsession. In his life, there is no room for improvisation or imagination. Only pragmatism and masochistic Stakhanovism deserve respect.

    Muriel Del Don, Cineuropa

    Antoine Russbach

    Antoine Russbach

    Switzerland

    Of Swiss and South African parentage, Antoine Russbach (1984) was born, and has lived in Geneva until he was twenty years old. He was involved in theatre for eight years alongside attending regular school, then studied scriptwriting and directing in Belgium at IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion de Louvain-La-Neuve). In 2008, he co-directed MICHEL with Emmanuel Marre and in 2009, he directed his graduation film GOOD BOYS. Both short films won numerous awards and were selected for many festivals, including Teheran, Angers, Clermont-Ferrand and Brussels. Russbach then worked as a scriptwriter across a range of TV formats, short and feature films and has been involved in several collective projects and workshops as a scriptwriter.

    Selected Filmography