The Match Factory Girl
A factory worker is exploited not only by her employers but also by her family and friends – until she stands up for herself.
The spirit of French director Robert Bresson hovers over this beautifully made yet sad little story about one of life’s losers. Kati Outinen plays the eponymous heroine who lives with her mother and stepfather, who spend her earnings and treat her badly. At the dancehall she’s a perennial wallflower. Then she meets a man, but a one-night stand proves no solution to her troubles.
- David Stratton
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