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.
Festival & Awards
Venice Film Festival, 2022
Dublin International Film Festival, 2023
“You may never have heard of Maureen Kearney, but you won’t forget her after this” – Irish Independent ★★★★
“La Syndicaliste is a fascinating true crime drama that unfolds like a thriller” – Irish Examiner ★★★★
122 mins | France, Germany | 2023 | 15A
Isabelle Huppert, Grégory Gadebois, François-Xavier Demaison, Marina Foïs