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Workforce (Mano de obra)2019

Workforce (Mano de obra) (2019)




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Francisco and a group of construction workers are building a luxury house in Mexico City. Following the accidental on-site death of his brother, Francisco learns that his widowed sister-in-law will not receive compensation from the wealthy owner of the house. After enduring a succession of further abuses against himself and his colleagues, and having made several attempts to obtain justice, he finally takes the law into his own hands -- but will the world he's fighting against end up consuming him?


Critic Reviews for Workforce (Mano de obra)

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

Though modestly made, this drama is both fleet - at just 82 minutes - and very precise, steadily working its way toward a payoff that is understated yet packs a punch.

September 13, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a taut, concise, bracingly uneasy film, all the more involving because it starts off promising a realistic drama of the working life, almost in a Loachian vein, then becomes something else entirely, something closer to an absurdist political parable.

March 6, 2020 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

This feature debut from writer-director David Zonana progresses like a quietly humming thriller, with each scene contributing to the film's gathering power.

February 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Zonana's righteous anger doesn't manifest in hand-wringing. Rather, in the Neo-Realist tradition, it's greed and hubris that results in tragedy: the Greek Gods here being the capitalist system which forces its denizens always to aim upwards.

December 4, 2019 | Full Review…

A convincing portrait of how fantasies are unsustainable in our cruel and pessimistic world. [Full Review in Spanish]

October 28, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Workforce pursues necessary subtleties. [Full Review in Spanish]

October 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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