In Seraing, an industrial town near Liège Sandra is a young wife and mother, who works in a small solar-panel factory. She suffers a nervous breakdown and is forced to take time off from her job. During her absence, her colleagues realise they are able to cover her shifts by working slightly longer hours and the management proposes a €1,000 bonus to all staff if they agree to make Sandra redundant. Sandra later returns to work and discovers that her fate rests in the hands of her 16 co-workers.

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Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne


Jean-Pierre Dardenne was born in Engis (Belgium) in
April 1951. Luc Dardenne was born in Awirs (Belgium)
in March 1954.
They have directed numerous documentaries. In 1975,
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne founded the production
company Dérives, which has to date produced more than
80 documentaries, including their own.
In 1994, they established the production company Les Films
du Fleuve.


  • Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival