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The Role of a Lifetime

The Role of a Lifetime

Directed by Marc Saez  |  Review by Riya Saha

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he casting couch scenarios have become a popular niche which is not unknown to us. As Wikipedia defines it: The casting couch, casting-couch syndrome, or casting-couch mentality is the exchange of sexual favors by an employer or person in a position of power and authority, from an apprentice employee, or subordinate to a superior in return for entry into an occupation, or another career advancement within an organization. The term casting couch originated in the motion picture industry, with specific reference to couches in offices that could be used for sexual activity between casting directors or film producers and aspiring actors.”

“The Role of a Lifetime”, directed by Marc Saez, already won a great amount of rewards, including for The Best Film on Woman Award and 2 Outstanding Achievement Awards at  L’age D’or International Arthouse Film Festival  ( 1 for Véronique Picciotto for the Best Actress category and the second one in the Best Short Category).

Though the entertainment industry can seem extremely glamorous, the dark side is more than alive — the side where female actors are abused in exchange for roles in the entertainment industry. A director who thinks to make a film on this topic with a little twist is something we do not normally expect.

So, until now your smart mind has already made a guess what the movie is all about! Yes! It is about corruption, the abusement that many of the aspiring actors experience in the entertainment industry.

The case of Harvey Weinstein shook the show business up to the point that everyone became more aware of this fact. And here Véronique Picciotto made Oliver Hemon pay for his mistakes which he thought was amusement.

What really works in this film is the way the screenplay interplays the protagonist and the story. She has an all-around transformation which made the character emblematic. The film works flawlessly with really good cinematography and editing pace.

“The Role of a Lifetime” is a political, social, psychological drama about all the struggles that a woman has to go through in her life in today’s world. A powerful film which is made more powerful by its hopeless ending. Director’s creativity is incomparable maybe he signified failure as the pillar to success for all those who are fighting in the real world.

Moreover, those who feel sick to watch a long 2 hours film, director Marc Saez with his power-packed thriller with definitely steal your heart and all within 13 minutes. Cheers to Véronique Picciotto for her powerful acting. THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME is dedicated to all the actresses and aspiring ladies who sometimes feel sick due to lack of courage. Stand Up, fight because until and unless you stand strong for yourself success won’t ever be by your side.


Riya Saha is a Kolkata based writer, editor, journalist and cinephile. She has completed her masters with Journalism and Mass Communication from Calcutta University and currently working as a freelance journalist. Having a great interest in world cinema made Riya join Human Lab Corporation. She is passionate about setting goals and achieving them. She enjoys reading, writing, travelling, socializing and meeting people. She is also very fond of watching International movies.

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