A film by Emmanuel Carrère
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.
Based on the highly regarded memoir by Florence Aubenas and adapted for the screen by Emmanuel Carrère and Hélène Devynck, Ouistreham is a timely and accurate portrayal of the French zero-hours contract economy.
Shot on location on the Quai de Oistreham, the film features Juliette Binoche alongside a cast made up of entirely amateur actors, many of whom work in the jobs featured in the film.
Ouistreham marks well known French authour Emmanuel Carrère's second narrative film after La Moustache (2005), which starred Vincent Lindon and Emmanuelle Devos.
Michèle Van der Beck
Nadège Van der Beck