Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, goes to live in northern France to research for her new book on the subject of job insecurity. Without revealing her true identity, she gets hired as a cleaner, working with a group of other women.
In this new role, she experiences financial instability and social invisibility first-hand. But she also discovers mutual assistance and solidarity, strong bonds shared by these behind-the-scenes working women.
Emmanuel Carrère, born in 1957, is a well-known French writer. He is the author of many prize-winning novels, essays and screenplays. His novels “Class Trip” and “The Adversary” were respectively made into films by Claude Miller and Nicole Garcia. In 2003, his documentary Return to Kotelnitch was presented at the Venice Biennale. The Moustache is his first fiction film, adapted from his eponymous novel. Ouistreham is a loose adaptation of Florence Aubenas’s “Le Quai de Ouistreham”.
Freely adapted from "Le quai de Ouistreham" by Florence Aubenas
Emmanuel Carrère, Hélène Devynck
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