Analysis of the world wrote:The documentary work of Jean-Michel Carré, who began his career in militant cinema, has for many years been fed by major social problems, from prison life to the status of prostitution. Today, it is tackling a problem that is more and more often mentioned in recent years: the changing working conditions and the often deleterious, sometimes tragic, consequences that they take on in men's lives. This TV movie, which was broadcast in a substantially different version in October 2006 on Canal +, betrays its origin by seeking first and foremost the clarity of the message and the effectiveness of the demonstration.
In this respect, he will not disappoint. A very tight assembly is thus followed one hundred per hour by the victims of the work and the specialists of the question (from the political scientist Paul Ariès to the psychoanalyst Christophe Dejours), to end up constituting a rather overwhelming picture of the working conditions in our society . Destruction of forms of collective solidarity, loneliness and competition of employees, permanent evaluation system and encouragement of denouncement, use of management techniques that hide the individual in favor of the only return it can produce: all concords it seems today to dehumanize the world of work, to deprive it of the wealth and creativity that it can ideally conceal.
The result of this policy, which now applies to all levels of the company, is an exponential increase in work pathologies, from chronic depression to suicide. Between the speeches of the speakers, the director slides regularly in his film statistical information that fits coldly on the screen and that, in fact, cold on the back.
After They did not die all but all were struck by Sophie Bruneau and Marc-Antoine Roudil (documentary released in February 2006) or the recent fiction by Nicolas Klotz, The Human Question, the world of work therefore seems to become the platform for privileged observation of major contemporary social and economic changes. The thing is so true for the psychoanalyst Christophe Dejours that he does not hesitate to note, by connecting this problematic to the dramatic situation of the suburbs, that our society has once again entered a "period of decadence".
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I particularly liked the passage where a psychoanalyst (Christophe Dejours, psychoanalyst at the CNAM) treats young engineers (commercial in this case) fresh out of school as "morons" according to a pre-established doctrine (formatting) ... it is the same person who speaks of decadence ....