Grand Central

Synopsis: Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone. Inducted into the workforce by supervisor Gilles and veteran Toni, Gary discovers that radiation contamination is not just a risk factor but an everyday hazard. At the same time, he begins an illicit affair with Karole, the fiancée of Toni.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Rebecca Zlotowski
Production: Ad Vitam
  4 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

F***! Bastard!

- You didn't take anything?

- Get lost!

You didn't have anything

in your wallet. Are you a bum?

- F*** off, please!

It's the first time someone

tells me f*** off so nicely!

It's not because we insult each other,

we must not remain polite.

Have your I.D. ready!

It's fine, it's quick!

- Good morning, give me your name.

- M.A.N.D.A Gary.

- Date of birth?

- March 6th, 1984.

- What is your background?

- Boilerwork.

- CAP, BEP, BTS? - CAP (vocational

training qualification) - Do you get it?

- I just did the first year.

- Fine.

- Foreign languages?

- None.

Do you speak a bit of English?

- No.

- Fine.

- I only did the first quarter.

- Don't worry, it's fine.

What is your kind of business?

We are in charge of the temporary work

for the nuclear sites.

We call this a unit outage,

it's temporary.

You will do a radioprotection training

in a controlled area.

That's the kind of job we offer

for a first intervention.

- It's better paid and there is a bonus.

- How much is it paid?

- 1200 to start.

- F***!

- Don't you have anything which is better paid?

- With your background, we don't.

I worked on building sites,

in restaurants, in markets

You sign here and you initial.

You write your initials on every page.

- When do we start? - Do you have any

criminal record, do you suffer from vertigo?

- I don't.

- You start just after the training.

We leave:
your buddy won't come.

We've been waiting for him for hours.

Do you hear me? Do we leavenow?

You don't know Isaac.

Why wouldn't he come?

He keeps his promises.

People don't dupe me!

- So, is he here or not?

- Calm down!

Come on!

- You are late, a**hole!

- Traffic is heavy!

- Stop trying to justify yourself!

- People are coming back from holidays.

- Stop it, you don't even have a phone!

- I came as soon as possible.

It's fine, there were traffic jams

He's wrong and he knows it.

- Sorry!

- Fine. It drives me nuts when you do this.

If we had gone to Marbella,

we would be on time.

I offer him a job paid 1000 a week

and he prefers picking tomatoes!

Cherry tomatoes

- My turn?

- Come on, play!

May I get another one?

Another beer!

Come on, play!

Does anybody want to try

this shitty machine!

I pay for the game and drinks.

Anybody interested?

- Nobody?

- I do it.

Bastard? Who are you?

F***, it's full!

We are friends of the nuclear plant workers,

they kept a pitch for us.

I swear we know them, go and get them

It's full

Give up!

- F*** off!

- Get lost!

- How are you?

- And you?

A little bit of bacon?

What do you drink?

You won't start tomorrow.

You will once your training is completed.

Being motivated is enough to succeed.

- I am motivated!

- You have to be strong!

Some little shits panicked in the red zone.

If you do it, do it properly.

In your gear, you lose 2 kg of water.

You can't see or breath properly.

Your heart is racing.

They are toxic products.

You will disgust him.

We bring light to people's home.

- It's a fight.

- Against what?

Against the dose": colourless, odourless,

the dose is all around you.

You won't beat it, there's no winner.

You can't never get rid of it.

You fight but nobody will ever thank you.

- This object, what is it?

- Something on which you put beers.

It's not something, it is a beer mat.

It's circular, made of cardboard.

You're making fun of me!

We're not. You must name things properly

otherwise you can endanger others.

A screw is not a nut.

You must be able to describe things.

If you don't have the proper words, we lose time.

And time means more irradiation.

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