Excellent contemporary commentary on modern banking and finance system. It is no chance the main female character is called "France", she represents all the average people of France, stuffed around by bankers. She is the average employee, citizen. Her boss in Paris is the average selfish, destructive banker, his only loyalties are to money and himself. It could be anywhere in Europe, the UK or USA. Made in 2010 after the GFC, the bankers destroyed France's factory and thus her job, so she has to leave her children to go to Paris to survive. He screws women and businesses for selfish reasons.
Later, the factory workers and France herself fight back, against the banker and the police. The scene of them chanting "France, France" is a wonderful call to protest for the whole Western system. In this case, France the person represents France as a nation of ideals which is being screwed over by bankers and authorities, and France and her workmates start to rise up and resist in anger. The filmmaker is stirring up these awarenesses in the audience, a wake up call to fight back, as France as a nation.France's smile at the end says it all.
This film should be shown in Western nations every night after austerity measures are announced. For example, now in the UK while the bedroom tax is being introduced to UK citizens in government housing. That would be a beautiful use of the film. Its ideas extend beyond France, to international systems, and can relate to any nation undergoing bail outs for banks and austerity measures due to those bail outs.
A surprising little gem of a film, using very accessible and real characters to depict a complex recent social situation we have all lived through.