In the beginning of this film we see an elderly man cycling to his workplace, a factory in a small town, but not for work. Instead, he walks determinedly to the manager's room, takes a sawn-off shotgun from under his coat and kills his boss. The events that led to this desperate action are then gone through in documentary style: the company's decision to close down an entire department of the factory, the unsuccessful negotiations between the staff and the management and the final denouncement of over 30 workers, most of whom find themselves unable to find new work anywhere else. Written by
Raju kertomus työn ja pääoman ristiriidasta (Fierce story about the conflict of labour and capital)
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One of the Finnish working class films made during the 1970s when the energy crisis at the time caused unemployment and many companies went bankrupt. Other Finnish films from that era include "Yhden miehen sota (1973)", "Jouluksi kotiin (1975)", and "Kahdeksan surmanluotia (1972)" for television. See more