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The Assistant

The Assistant
The Assistant

Film Details

Year

2019

Duration

87 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English


Synopsis

Jane is an aspiring film producer who has landed an assistant role with a film company. At the bottom of the job ladder, she works long hours for little recognition, doing low-level mundane work such as endlessly photocopying documents but also unrelated tasks that seem to be an unwritten expectation of junior female employees. A tense aura surrounds Jane’s boss, an unseen media mogul who operates behind closed doors at the heart of the labyrinthine office. The film weaves together the daily workplace micro-aggressions that undermine Jane’s confidence, until an uneasy realisation leads her to want to speak out – the trouble is, will she be heard? Filmed in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, this unnerving drama highlights ongoing issues beyond the #MeToo movement with a powerful commentary on toxic work culture and sexual harassment.

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sexually abusive behaviour

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