Sandra is distraught when she finds out that her fellow coworkers have voted to have her job eliminated rather than give up their own much-needed bonuses. After talking her boss into another vote on Monday morning, she spends the weekend trying to secure enough votes to keep her job. The process of finding her coworkers, explaining her need, and listening to theirs is grueling for a woman whose confidence has already been shaken.
In this Belgian film, directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne capture both the disconnectedness of modern society and our need for understanding and community. Marion Cotillard gives an astonishing performance as Sandra. On disc now. (IFC)