Anchored by a tremendous, award-winning performance from Laure Calamy (Antoinette in the Cevennes, Call My Agent!), Full Time is a gripping French workplace thriller with echoes of Uncut Gems. Julie (Calamy) is a single mother whose job as the head maid at a five-star hotel in Paris demands a long commute, and inflexible hours. Her big chance at a better life beckons, when she gets a job interview at a high-paying consulting firm. However, a national train strike threatens to upend Julie’s meticulously laid plans, causing untold strife in her current job, her childcare options, as well as her chances at securing a new career.
Why You Should See This Film
We highly, highly recommend this film. Not a second is wasted in its taut 88-minute runtime, and it miraculously makes a seemingly small-stakes story of one woman’s hustle to get through a particularly stressful week take on enormous importance. Calamy is totally captivating in the lead role, framed mostly in close-ups, cementing herself as one of the top French actors working today.
- Year: 2021
- Rating: M
- Director: Eric Gravel
- Cast: Laure Calamy
- Duration: 88 minutes
- Language: French with English subtitles