Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, goes to live in northern France to research her new book on the subject of job insecurity. Without revealing her true identity, she gets hired as a cleaner, working with a group of other women. In this new role, she experiences financial instability and social invisibility first hand. But she also discovers mutual assistance and solidarity, strong bonds shared by these behind the scenes working women.
“It’s particularly perceptive when it comes to the ethics of using real lives as material, and the question of the legitimacy of emotional bonds if one party is hiding essential truths about themselves.” ~Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
“Although Binoche is the film’s star, her presence is smartly muted, allowing us time and space to discover the world as she does. ~Dave Calhoun, Time Out