Those Who Work ★★

This slow-burn drama about a logistics director’s loss of identity following his firing intermittently connects as a study in male anxiety. Gourmet is mostly recessive in the lead role, and much of his time is spent in silence (showering, looking in on sleeping family members, etc…). The film tries to mine tension from his uncertain mindset for a while before it begins a redemption arc in which he begins to find his pride and self-worth again. This turn is trite, given the moral murkiness of what came before.