Blow for Blow

Blow for Blow

Directed by Marin Marmitz | 89 mins | 1972
The last of mk2 founder Karmitz’s three features as a director was this fiery documentary-style fiction about overworked and underpaid female workers at a textile mill who, pushed to the breaking point by their boss, decide to take him hostage and occupy the factory. Inspired by the spate of female-led strikes that occurred across France in the wake of May ’68 and scripted in close collaboration with actual workers, several of whom appear in the film as themselves, Blow by Blow is bracing cinematic agitprop.

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  • Blow for Blow

    Directed by Marin Marmitz | 89 mins | 1972
    The last of mk2 founder Karmitz’s three features as a director was this fiery documentary-style fiction about overworked and underpaid female workers at a textile mill who, pushed to the breaking point by their boss, decide to take him hostage and occupy...