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THE ORDINARY PEOPLE

by Mathias Gokalp

synopsis

In order to launch its top secret new product, the Muller pharmaceutical company throws an extravagant party where directors, managers and employees are all invited. During the course of the evening, the guests are asked to participate in a role-playing game which, it turns out, is actually a massive training simulation for the management team. Rumours soon circulate that the company is up for sale, and the panic has everyone trying to save their own skin.

international title: The Ordinary People
original title: Rien de personnel
country: France
sales agent: mk2 films
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Mathias Gokalp
film run: 90'
release date: FR 16/09/2009, BE 18/11/2009
screenplay: Mathias Gokalp, Nadine Lamari
cast: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Denis Podalydès, Mélanie Doutey, Zabou Breitman, Bouli Lanners, Pascal Greggory
cinematography by: Christophe Orcand
film editing: Ariane Mellet
art director: Jean-Marc Tran-ta-ba
costumes designer: Claire Lacaze
music: Flemming Nordkrog
producer: Fabrice Goldstein, Antoine Rein
production: Karé Productions
backing: Canal +, Ciné Cinéma, région Centre
distributor: Rezo Films, Cinéart (BE)
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