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The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada)2017

The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada) (2017)



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One night a group of factory workers realize that their employer is stealing its own machines and raw materials. They organize to guard the equipment and keep production from being moved elsewhere. As a form of retaliation the workers are forced to stand at their workstations doing nothing, while the negotiations for a general layoff go on. This immense pressure leads to several outbursts, as the world around them collapses. THE NOTHING FACTORY invites us to reflect on the role of work in a time when the economic crisis has become the dominant form of government. It is a hymn to disempowering impotence and a pitiable musical.


Critic Reviews for The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada)

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

It remains a granola-textured admixture to the end, which makes it a difficult sell. Not, perhaps, to festival audiences prepped for demandingly discursive fare, but to anyone outside those rarefied confines.

January 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The enigmatic story is acted with sincerity and force.

January 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An initially gripping parable about workers' rights in a Portuguese lift factory gradually becomes a harrowing endurance test

January 25, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A film which proves that you can fight the power while dancing at the same time.

January 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There is gathering power as we peer into lives, conflicts and labour pains, in all senses, of a new-born industrial showdown.

January 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A grainy, nearly three-hour opus that unexpectedly morphs from vérité-like neorealist drama into that unicorn of cinematic genres: a neorealist musical.

June 1, 2017 | Full Review…

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