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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 (20) | Top Critics (3)

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…

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 the kind of measured, intelligent provocation which is tailor-made for the festival audience, and should go on to screen extensively at other events.

September 7, 2019 | Full Review…

In Mano de trabajo we find a tone that despises melodrama in favor of a more credible representation. [Full review in Spanish]

December 9, 2021 | Full Review…

"Zonana refuses to dramatize the tragedy". [Full review in Spanish]

December 31, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

As in Luciérnagas (2018), Luis Alberti manages to envelop the character with an impressive duality. [Full review in Spanish]

October 7, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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