Our review of Full Time: Julie in One Chapter

CRITICISM – Laure Calamy runs throughout this film which evokes the frantic daily life of a provincial employee in Paris. A societal film that exhausts the viewer.

Julie is on the run. She gets up early in the morning to drop her children off at the neighbour. She promises that she will find a solution. She lives in the countryside and works in a Parisian palace. She barely has time to get on a train to be on time and put on her uniform. First maid, she is authoritative and efficient. When a client makes a “Bobby Sands”, named after this member of the IRA who spread his excrement on the walls of his cell to protest against his conditions of detention, Julie does not disassemble and cleans the walls with Kärcher. She was an executive in a previous life and is applying for a job more in line with her aspirations.

To complicate his task, Éric Gravel uses all the scriptwriting means. The water heater is malfunctioning. The father is absent subscribers. She has to rent a truck to deliver the trampoline herself, bought to the little one for his birthday. Above all, a general strike broke out and paralyzed transport. The train-metro-work-sleep…

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