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The Employment (2008)

El empleo (original title)
A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level.


Santiago Bou Grasso, Patricio Plaza (co-director)


Patricio Plaza (idea)
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In a bizarre world, a working man is awoken by his alarm clock. He shaves, dresses and has breakfast. An unknown man holds up his mirror. Three people make up his chair and table. A woman stands, at the door, working as his coat hanger. He hails a ride and rides piggyback all the way to work. At a traffic light, a group of humans riding humans await the light to change. There are two men hanging on a pole representing traffic lights. One opens his jacket and reveals a red shirt. Then he closes his jacket, so the other man can reveal his green shirt. He puts his coat and briefcase in a locker where a woman is hanging on the locker door working as his coat hanger and briefcase holder. He takes an elevator ride up, using a human counterweight. There, he begins his work as a doormat. His boss shows up, scrapes his feet on his back and enters his office. He continues to lay there in front of an office door. Written by ley-moon

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excellent observation of daily job routine
13 December 2013 | by sanja_jpSee all my reviews

After seeing this movie I simply cannot forget it. A man woken up to go to work, obvious depression and numbness. On his way to work you see many different absurd jobs of "ordinary" people. But, obviously, he is highly ranked - he is wearing a suit, taking taxi to work... We can imagine that the servants in his home and others that serve him on his way to work consider that he has some important well paying work position. And you find out that he truly does! From the position of "ordinary" people with their boring simple jobs, his job in some tall nice building might seems something to envy for. In reality, his job could be even worse than theirs.It is such a reflection of reality because the higher positioned you are, the more crap you have to take each day.

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1 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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