Juliette Binoche impresses as an undercover journalist living amongst gig workers in acclaimed writer Emmanuel Carrere's powerful drama.
Adapted by Carrere from journalist Florence Aubenas' non-fiction bestseller The Night Cleaners (Le Quai de Ouistreham), Between Two Worlds unfolds in the wake of the 2008 global economic collapse. Marianne Winckler relocates to the port city of Caen in order to pass herself off as a member of a large community of itinerant workers desperate to make ends meet. She gains employment as a cleaner on a ferry travelling between Ouistreham and Portsmouth, recording the drudgery of the work she and her colleagues are required to do. At the same time, Winckler grapples with the ethical and moral dimensions of posing as one of the workers, balancing the need to highlight the lives of her colleagues with her subterfuge. Her dilemma is heightened as the women develop bonds of friendship and community, displaying a resilience and sense of fun beneath the hardship of their work.