The Measure of a Man (2015 film)

The Measure of a Man

Film poster
Directed by Stéphane Brizé
Produced by Christophe Rossignon
Philip Boëffard
Written by Stéphane Brizé
Olivier Gorce
Starring Vincent Lindon
Cinematography Éric Dumont
Edited by Anne Klotz
Nord-Ouest Films
Arte France Cinéma
Distributed by Diaphana Distribution
Release dates
  • 18 May 2015 (2015-05-18) (Cannes)
  • 19 May 2015 (2015-05-19) (France)
Running time
93 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $6 million[1]

The Measure of a Man (French: La Loi du marché) is a 2015 French drama film directed by Stéphane Brizé. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3] At Cannes, Vincent Lindon won the award for Best Actor[4][5] and the film won a commendation awarded by the Ecumenical Jury.[6]


Thierry has been unemployed for 18 months, having lost his job as a factory worker. At the age of 51, he lands a new job as a security guard in a supermarket. He tries to make ends meet in working-class France.


Cast and crew at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Brussels Film Festival[7] Audience Award Won
Cannes Film Festival[2] Best Actor Vincent Lindon Won
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention Won
Palme d'Or Nominated
César Awards[8] Best Film Nominated
Best Director Stéphane Brizé Nominated
Best Actor Vincent Lindon Won
Denver Film Festival[9] Special Ensemble Acting Jury Award Cast of The Measure of a Man Won
European Film Awards[10] European Actor Vincent Lindon Nominated
Louis Delluc Prize[11] Best Film Nominated
Lumières Awards[12] Best Actor Vincent Lindon Won
Prix Jacques Prévert du Scénario Best Original Screenplay Stéphane Brizé and Olivier Gorce Nominated


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