Sandra, an overworked manager at a fast food restaurant, receives a call from a police officer accusing one of her employees, a young girl named Becky, of stealing from a customer. Sandra, overwhelmed by her managerial responsibilities, complies with the officer’s orders to detain Becky.
Helmed by provocateur Craig Zobel (The Hunt), this controversial film plays like a human experiment. It relentlessly and, at times, sadistically examines irrational impulses to obey authority figures. The documentary-style approach renders this stranger-than-fiction true story chillingly intimate.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States