(In)Voluntary Retirements

(In)Voluntary Retirements

On July 2nd, 2008, at five thirty in the afternoon, a 53-year-old man called Jean-Michel was run over by a train in Saint-Lyé, a town with a population of 3,000 located in the east of France. No one knew whether it was a suicide or an accident. The director investigates around the town, asks different inhabitants what they think of that tragedy. For many people, Jean-Michel had killed himself, after amassing too many worries and problems; the more the voiceover asks, the more mysterious it all gets. But there is a detail from Jean-Michel’s life that connects him to Argentina—he had been an employee at a phone company until a privatization left him without a job. (In)Voluntary Retirements is a documentary that shows how the kinship between Argentina’s politics in the ‘90s and France’s twenty years later damaged the lives of so many people.

Title(In)Voluntary Retirements
Original TitleRetiros (in)voluntarios
Release DateNovember 23rd, 2020
GenreDocumentary
Runtime
DirectorSandra Gugliotta
WritersSandra Gugliotta, Miguel Zeballos
Production CompaniesOjo Blindado, 996 films
Production CountryArgentina
November 23rd, 2020