10 Movies that Reflect on Bullying
Abusive, frequent, and intentional behavior. Bullying is much more common than we think. Whether at work or away from it, constantly exposing people to humiliating or even embarrassing situations has and should be considered moral harassment. The world of cinema makes us reflect on the subject in some films. See below: 10 movies that reflect on bullying:
the white tiger
In the plot, we meet a young man named Balram (Adarsh Gourav) who was born in a small community on the outskirts of an Indian town. Without many opportunities (the ones he has others take away from him), he dropped out of school early and doesn’t even know the basic rules of hygiene. But wanting to make something of himself in life, he embarks on a trip to the home of a multimillionaire where he manages to drive Ashok (Rajkummar Rao). Time passes and often, even though he is very dedicated, Balram is humiliated. But everything changes on a day when a car accident happens, a fact that will make the protagonist open his eyes to the reality imposed on him and go after, whatever the cost, for a place in the sun.
Based on the book Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Lawin Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Ganslerin Cold Earth We meet a single mother who needs to return to her parents’ house after suffering terrible abuse from her ex-husband. Seeking to improve her income, she decides to apply for a job at a mining company in the region, where she suffers daily from the harassment of many men who work there. Emotionally devastated, she decides to file a historic lawsuit against the various types of harassment she suffered.
Between Two Dawns
The contradictory solutions that change a trajectory. Available in the great MUBI catalogue, the Turkish feature film Between Two Dawns takes us on a journey on labor issues, dilemmas related to moral harassment, and also on the relationship between workers and employees in a region of the world where there are many family-related companies and with a high rate of informality. Written and directed by the feature film debutant Selman Nacarthe project was shown at the San Sebastian Festival and at the São Paulo Film Festival.
Whiplash – In Search of Perfection
In the plot, we follow the young musician Andrew (Miles Teller), a talented boy who studies at the most prestigious music school in the United States. The protagonist is a drum prodigy and thinks of nothing but studying and perfecting all his moves. One day, during a surprise selection for the main jazz band at his school, Andrew is recruited by the feared professor Fletcher (JK Simmons) and thus begins a trajectory of pain, suffering, dedication, effort and love for music.
Two Days, One Night
In the plot, we are introduced to Sandra (Marion Cotillard), a woman with severe depression who has only one chance to convince her co-workers to give up a bonus of 1000 Euros to keep her at work. So, going through her dramas and that of all the other co-workers, she sets out in search of a redemption that may not necessarily be keeping her job.
The devil Wears Prada
Launched there in 2006 and directed by David Frankel, The devil Wears Prada, based on the homonymous work by Lauren Weisberger shows us the trajectory of a young woman who goes to work at a prestigious fashion magazine and ends up becoming the assistant to the dreaded editor-in-chief of the place Miranda Priestly. A relationship that will greatly affect the young woman’s life.
Winner of three major awards at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2021, the hive shows us the trajectory of Fahrije (Yllka Gashi) a warrior and fighter woman who is with her husband who disappeared because of the war. She, needing money to survive with her children and her father-in-law who lives with her, decides to undertake with the help of other women. This fact generates a flood of prejudice and even harassment of various types, mainly from men in the region.
In the plot, we know three stories that take place in the same work environment but in different situations. Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman(John Lithgow). At the same time, we also accompany newcomer Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie) who suffers a terrible harassment in Roger’s room and after getting the courage to join the group of women who also suffered harassment from Ailes. And in the main focus of it all Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) the network’s most famous presenter decides to lead and gather the complaints against Ailes.
In the plot, which is loosely based on some real events, we meet Corporal Amado (Sérgio Menezes), an honest police officer from Ceilândia (Federal District), who has a tense daily routine, as he does not accept impunity from criminals and has to deal with the corruption already known to other police officers. He often solves criminality with the recklessness of violence. Even though he is a strict force of the law, with attitudes that lead us to different opinions, he has a sensitive side that is shown in the force of love that reaches his heart through a prostitute for whom he has a huge affection. When Amado ends up being a thief’s marked card, he needs to take firm action without fear of what he might lose along the way.
El Good Patron
In the plot, we get to know Blanco’s routine over the course of a week (Javier Bardem), the owner of a manufacturing company of industrial scales that in the next few days will receive a famous committee to win another award. The point is that just in this important week for your goals, chaos reigns in your personal and professional routine. A fired employee camps out in front of the company entrance, the powerful boss starts to relate to the new intern without knowing that she is someone he already knew, an old employee starts causing problems because of his wife’s betrayal. Everything here in this film can be seen as a major social critique with the subtopic on the ethics of the labor world.
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