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The Assistant

(Rated M)

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“Whatever’s going on, you can tell me”

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Overview

Arriving before dawn, leaving after dusk, Jane (Julia Garner) is the hard-working assistant to a powerful Hollywood mogul. Over the course of a day within the claustrophobic walls of the company’s New York headquarters, she washes dishes, fetches sandwiches, photocopies scripts and fields increasingly uncomfortable phone calls from the boss's wife. Aggravate the boss, and she must issue a written apology, swearing "I will not let you down again." In this pressure-cooker environment, Jane begins to notice a disturbing pattern of behaviour behind closed doors. When she tries to bring this to light, she faces an insidious system designed to protect those in power.

Official Selection
— Sundance Film Festival 2020
“Flawless. A hawkeyed probe into systemic abuses of power”
— Time Out
“Gripping, brilliant... Julia Garner is excellent”
— The Guardian
“Dynamite. A potent provocation that stands as a defining snapshot of the #MeToo era”
— Rolling Stone

Why You Should See This Film

We can’t think of a better person to direct this film than Kitty Green. With a background in documentary (Casting JonBenet, Ukraine Is Not a Brothel), Green interviewed over 100 women in the film industry and beyond to piece together this quietly damning portrait of systemic abuse. Green captures the everyday microaggressions faced by women in the workplace with a confrontingly realistic precision. Loosely based on Harvey Weinstein, The Assistant’s abuser is never named or shown, but remains a deeply haunting presence throughout.

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  • Year: 2019
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Kitty Green
  • Cast: Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen
  • Duration: 87 minutes
  • Language: English
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