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Movie review: life puzzle breaks down in the When life turns

A woman (Lucie Debay) disappears inexplicably and without a trace from his family. Behind, she leaves the man Olivier (Romain Duris of ”the beat that My heart skipped”) and their two children: a nine year old son and a six year-old daughter.

But first, she has carefully assured the children of his unfailing love, read the godnattsagorna, taken care of her son's burns, which he received after overturning a pan of boiling water on the chest, and prepared food for the husband.

He is the foreman on a huge inventory with a lot of overtime. Computerized time studies monitoring and measuring each worker's performance, where they sort, label and runs between the endless shelf rows. Job security is extremely relative. Pregnancy or age is the reason for the termination. Union work is a bad thing.

Oliviers position leads to constant conflicts of loyalty.

It does not take much imagination to be reminded of the recently revealed the working conditions of one of our own storhandlare in leisure goods.

want more than to scourge the modern storindustriella work icy conditions in the ”When life turns”. He also wants to put a finger on the family life of people in its shadow, where the woman was while working here part-time in a fashion boutique - but also is responsible for ensuring that children come to school on time and that there are other than cereal in the cabinets.

To this beloved mother and wife suddenly disappeared, create a practical gap, and a saknadens emotional confusion on the part of both the Olivier and the two children. All captured with a sensitive, sure hand and without brösttoner of Senez. Not least, let regin silences and gestures speak when other women in solidarity, moves in. Oliviers own mother, moves in as a babysitter. His unemployed actors sister Betty put the color on her son's birthday with a successful children's party. Colleague Claire offers a moment of kärlekströst.

most are good people who do the best they can, but each also suffers from its own plague.

on the dining table and the increasing difficulty for Olivier to handle conflicts at work, omsorgerna for the children, and the search for his missing wife. To comply with this quiet drama straight out of a recognizable reality in the best sense refreshing and thought-provoking.

”When life turns” is thus by no means a thriller about a missing woman. Senez let us instead formulate their own questions in tandem with the abandoned family increasingly missing. With success, he combines the big world with the little one. And ending with a memorable and touching exclamation point.

See more. Three other films about love and fackföreningsliv: Andrzej Wajdas ”Järnmannen” (1981), ”Norma Rae” with Sally Field (1979), Ken Loachs Bread and roses” (2000).

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