Time Out

Rated 3.0 Frenchman Vincent (an excellent Aurelian Recoing) decides to not tell family and friends that he has lost his job. He drives around the countryside, sleeping in his car and pretending to be at work. He then hatches a story that he has secured a post as a United Nations representative who can turn investments in African business ventures into huge profits. Vincent’s schemes attract the attention of a black-market crook who takes Vincent underwing until the despondent middle-class businessman once again takes up the torch of honesty and domestic responsibility. Laurent Cantet (Human Resources) directed this pensive, thought-provoking and sometimes unsettling character study.