La Syndicaliste

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Grégory Gadebois, François-Xavier Demaison, Marina Foïs

Film info:
122 mins. France / Germany. 15A (IFCO rating)

Tag line: ‘The French thriller of the year’

La Syndicaliste tells the extraordinary real-life story of Irish woman Maureen Kearney, a senior trade union representative-turned-whistleblower in a French nuclear power company. Maureen’s efforts to expose top-secret deals met with fierce resistance from powerful people. Her life was turned upside down when she was violently assaulted in her own home – made worse by police subsequently accusing her of faking the attack. She had no choice but to fight an arduous legal battle to clear her name.

Based on a non-fiction book by journalist Caroline Michel-Aguirre, La Syndicaliste is a gripping corporate and political thriller. Maureen Kearney’s story is one that deserves to be told, and here the great Isabelle Huppert elegantly channels her real-life counterpart’s steely resolve.

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