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WORKERS FOR THE GOOD LORD



 
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An unsettling blend of black comedy and melodrama, Workers for the Good Lord, directed by French maverick Jean-Claude Brisseau, was chosen as one of the top ten films of 2000 by Cahiers du Cinema. The story follows the misadventures of Fred, whose wife leaves him because he cannot support her and the children. Emotionally devastated, he takes to the road with postal clerk Sandrine and a mysterious African named Maguette. The trio robs banks across the South of France until they amass a small fortune, but Fred can only think of winning back the affections of his wife. "Plays like a cross between The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life if Karl Marx had a hand in the script" (Variety). In French with English subtitles.

Jean-Claude Brisseau---France---2000---106 mins.