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Hard Labor (2011)

Trabalhar Cansa (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 30 October 2015 (USA)
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Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store. She hires a maid, Paula, to take care of her house and ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Albergaria ... Helena
Marat Descartes Marat Descartes ... Otávio
Naloana Lima Naloana Lima ... Paula
Gilda Nomacce Gilda Nomacce ... Gilda
Marina Flores Marina Flores ... Vanessa
Lilian Blanc Lilian Blanc ... Inês
Thiago Carreira Thiago Carreira ... Ricardo
Hugo Villavicenzio Hugo Villavicenzio ... Jorge
Eduardo Gomes Eduardo Gomes ... Dynamic coordinator
Antônio Januzelli Antônio Januzelli ... Dirceu
Clarissa Kiste ... Márcia
Laerte Késsimos Laerte Késsimos ... Antunes Filho
Julio Machado Julio Machado ... Man in suit (as Júlio Machado)
Lucélia Maquiavelli Lucélia Maquiavelli ... Adelaide
Beto Matos Beto Matos ... Funny customer
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Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store. She hires a maid, Paula, to take care of her house and daughter. But when her husband Otavio is suddenly fired from his job as an insurance executive, Helena is left to support the family alone. As Otavio fails to find work and becomes increasingly alienated, business struggles to take off and the pressure on Helena mounts. To make things worse, she discovers that one of the building's brick walls seems to be crumbling. Helena begins to wonder if that may be the cause of all her problems. Written by Dezenove Som e Imagens

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hard Labor See more »

Filming Locations:

Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The script was one of the finalists for the Sundance/NHK Award. See more »

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Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr
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Pretentious bullshit
21 October 2017 | by davilopes-cineSee all my reviews

This movie is slower than an European art-house movie. As a horror, it doesn't scare one bit. The dialogue is stiff and the story is very vague. The actual "scary" parts would not scare a 8 year old child that pees in the bed every day and cannot watch the Teletubes cause the songs are too sinister. I could spend two hours just watching my bedroom wall and be more entertained. Watch if you're using drugs.


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