The Contis

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This is the true story of the struggle of 1200 workmen against the financial strategy of a multinational firm, Continental. Off-stage, they move forward their pawns, use every possible means to avoid traps with sense and courage. The human adventure goes well beyond news headlines: it reveals the “Conti Tribe” facing a huge challenge in which their lives are at stake. A simple unionist, Xaxier Mathieu, embodies the working class struggle. Their view of work, society and the crisis is both relevant and acute. In what is partly a documentary, partly fiction, they play their own roles.

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Country of Production
France

Year of Production
2012

Format
Digi Beta Pal

Length
52 / 97 min

Director
Jérôme Palteau

Production
Vic Production in co-production with Les Films d'Ici, France TV 3 and Public Senat TV

Original Language
French

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Festival de Lasalle en Cévennes 2012
Le Festival du Cinéma Attac 2012
Traces de Vies Clermont-Ferrand 2012
Aux Écrans du Réel 2012
FIGRA Paris 2013