When a disheveled railroad worker discovers fistfuls of money on some rural train tracks, he turns over the dough to the police. The grateful authorities reward him with a televised ceremony and a new wristwatch to replace his old one (a family heirloom). But the glitzy new watch stops working and the smarmy publicist for the Ministry of Transport can't seem to find his old one. A simple premise deepens into an incisive portrait of bureaucracy riven with cynicism. From the director and actors of 2015 film, "The Lesson."
Film Forum 209 West Houston www.filmforum.org