The Measure of a Man
The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a Man

Director Stéphane Brizé

Production year 2015

Length 93min.

Country France


At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?


Stéphane Brizé
Stéphane Brizé



Christophe Rossignon, Philip Boëffard


Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce

Director of Photography

Eric Dumont

Production designer

Valérie Saradjian


Emmanuelle Villard


Anne Klotz


Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller

Production company(ies)

Nord-Ouest Films 41 rue de la Tour d’Auvergne 75009 Paris

Stéphane Brizé

In 1993, he made his first short film, Bleu dommage, with which he obtained the Grand Prix at Cognac Festival. L' oeil qui traîne, his second short film, won prizes at several French festivals. His first feature film, Le bleu des villes participated at the Cannes Director’s Fortnight and won the Award for Best Script at Deauville. The Measure of a Man was included into the Competition Section of Cannes 2015.


Hometown Blue (1993, short), L'oeil qui traîne (1996, short), Le bleu des villes (1999), Not Here to Be Loved (2005), Among Adults (2007), Mademoiselle Chambon (2009), A Few Hours of Spring (2012), The Measure of a Man (2015).

FILMS 2015