The Measure of a Man

An unemployed factory worker is relieved to get a security guard job at a big-box store, until he begins sympathizing with the shoplifters he catches.

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Catherine Saint-Bonnet, Christophe Rossignon, Francoise Anselmi, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Noel Mairot, Vincent Lindon, Yves Ory


Stephane Brize

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