The Order of the Day (L’Ordre du Jour)



Based on a novel by Jean-Luc Outers, one of Belgium's leading novelists, the film is a satire of modern bureaucratic man and his contradictions, with a mixture of surrealism and Kafkaesque comedy. Martin is a sort of post-Romantic anti-hero who feels trapped by the strange and abstract demands of a modern bureaucracy. At the same time, he is unable to muster either the will or the resources revolt against his fate and superiors – on the contrary, he seems to perpetuate and desire his fate.



Michel Khleifi -- 105’, French (Belgium: 1992)