From Jacques Audiard’s groundbreaking film, De Rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone), 2012 to the Dardenne brothers’ Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night), 2014, Emmanuelle Bercot’s La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), 2015 and Stéphane Brizé’s La Loi du Marché (The Measure of a Man), 2015, French language cinema has, of late, had its share of uncompromising, disturbingly powerful, social realist films that depict the struggles of a working class individual against a hostile socio-economic environment....

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