La Syndicaliste

Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé
France / Germany

“A fascinating true crime drama that unfolds like a thriller” Irish Examiner

La Syndicaliste tells the extraordinary real-life story of Irish woman Maureen Kearney, a senior trade union representative-turned-whistleblower in a French nuclear power company. Maureen’s efforts to expose top-secret deals met with fierce resistance from powerful people. Her life was turned upside down when she was violently assaulted in her own home - made worse by police subsequently accusing her of faking the attack. She had no choice but to fight an arduous legal battle to clear her name.

Based on a non-fiction book by journalist Caroline Michel-Aguirre, La Syndicaliste is a gripping corporate and political thriller. Maureen Kearney’s story is one that deserves to be told, and here the great Isabelle Huppert elegantly channels her real-life counterpart’s steely resolve.

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  • Available on DCP Format: From September
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From September