La Syndicaliste15

Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé | France | 2022 | 2h 2m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Isabelle Huppert, Grégory Gadebois, François-Xavier Demaison, Pierre Deladonchamps, Alexandra Maria Lara

Maureen Kearney, a committed union representative, bravely risks everything to unveil secret agreements between French nuclear energy companies and Chinese finance. However, her world is shattered when she becomes the victim of a brutal assault in her own home. As the authorities delve into the case, the tables turn against her, casting doubt on her innocence. Set in a world of whistleblowing, corporate skulduggery and misogyny this nail-biting, cat-and-mouse thriller is based on a shocking true story.

Reviews

‘[Huppert] is a genuinely singular talent in modern European cinema, and her ability to take a role like this and infuse it with stillness and subterranean complexities is nothing less than mesmerising.’
★★★★
Kevin Maher, The Times

‘At no point is a link made between this narrative and The Scarlet Letter, but both the book and the film induce shivers by exposing the gross misogyny of so-called respectable establishment figures.’
★★★★
Charlotte O’Sullivan, Evening Standard

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