The Mass of Men

Richard, an unemployed 55-year-old, arrives 3 minutes late for his appointment at a job centre. An advisor, stifled by the limits of the system she works in, has no choice but to penalise him for his tardiness. To avoid plunging further into destitution, Richard takes desperate measures.

  • United Kingdom
  • 2012, 17 min
  • Director: Gabriel Gauchet
  • Director of photography: Nick Cooke
  • Editor: Alice Petit
  • Screenplay: Gabriel Gauchet, Rungano Nyoni
  • Music: Matt Kelly
  • Cast: Peter Faulkner, Jane McDowell, Dominic Kinnaird, Graham Bohea, Brice Stratford
  • Producer: Emily Morgan
  • Production: National Film and Television School

Gabriel Gauchet

Gabriel Gauchet (1978, Francie) after graduating from African studies in Hamburg, Dakar and Cologne he went on with art and film studies at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne to graduate from the National Film and Television School in London. His short films were screened at dozer of festivals and were hugely awarded. His film Mwansa the Great (2011) was nominated for BAFTA and his The Mass of Men got, among other awards, the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. He has recently finished another short film, Z1.