French filmmaker Jacques Otmezguine directs the noir thriller A Model Employee. François Berléand plays François Maurey, the owner of a small software company who refuses to be bought out by big corporations. He is also separated from his wife, Caroline (Nicole Calfan), and awaiting a divorce. He resists when assistant Roland (Bruno Todeschini) pressures him into selling the company's secrets. François then allows himself to be seduced by femme fatale Florence (Delphine Rollin), who's trying to escape from an abusive relationship. A Model Employee was shown at the 2002 Montreal World Film Festival.