Monday Night Cinema
Between Two Worlds
Based on acclaimed French journalist Florence Aubenas’ non-fiction bestseller The Night Cleaners (Le quai de Ouistreham) Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) plays Marianne Winckler, a successful author, who relocates to the port city of Caen to write an exposé on low-paying working conditions. Concealing her true identity, she finds work as a cleaner, so as to experience first-hand the precariousness of life on the margins.
Employed within the punishing cleaning schedule of a hectic ferry route, Marianne meets Christèle (Hélène Lambert) a charismatic single mother, but as an intense bond develops, Marianne will be forced to answer to the thorny ethical dilemma her actions have created. Eventually, she must answer for her duplicity. Is lying justifiable when the aims are considered laudable?