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Véronique Jadin’s “Worker of the Month” Acquired by Movie Motion

“Worker of the Month” is headed stateside. Deadline stories that Movie Motion has acquired North American rights to Véronique Jadin’s darkish comedy with plans to launch it in theaters early subsequent yr, with a large launch throughout residence leisure and digital platforms to observe.

Penned by Jadin and Nina Vanspranghe, the French-language movie follows “the middle-aged Inès (Jasmina Douieb), who has lengthy been a diligent worker of the small wholesale family merchandise firm, EcoCleanPro. Tasked with mentoring a younger trainee, the sarcastic Melody (Laetitia Mampaka), Inès embraces her function. Nevertheless, whereas she treats her work significantly, her male counterparts and her boss persistently belittle her, ordering her to do menial duties,” the supply summarizes. “Together with her endurance working out and beneath Melody’s blasé gaze, Inès meets with Patrick (Peter Van den Start) to ask for a increase. Surprisingly, the scenario rapidly spins uncontrolled and an unintentional crime is dedicated, with each Inès and Melody then being compelled to resolve the best way to cowl their tracks and clear up their mess.”

“In her very achieved debut, Veronique deftly makes use of outlandish and comedian situations to melt the sharp edges of her office satire,” stated Movie Motion President Michael Rosenberg. “Nevertheless, she additionally manages to make some very useful factors about sexism and misogyny within the office, and we’re excited to carry her feature-length movie to audiences throughout North America.”

“Worker of the Month” screened at this yr’s Tribeca Movie Pageant. It marks Jadin’s first narrative characteristic. She beforehand helmed the 2015 doc “On est loin d’avoir fini!”

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