A single mother (Nicoletta Braschi of Life Is Beautiful) finds her job becoming a nightmare after her company merges with another and the new management, prohibited from laying her off, tries to make her quit. Dimly aware that she's being targeted but unable to put a face on her antagonist, she soldiers on as her job is repeatedly revised, becoming progressively more menial, stressful, and degrading. Her death by a thousand cuts is so excruciating that Italian writer-director Francesca Comencini must have felt obliged to tack on a happy ending, but this is still a shocking portrait of a business culture in which workers are expected to sell their dignity as well as their labor. In Italian with subtitles. 89 min.