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The Nothing Factory (2017)

A Fábrica de Nada (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | 21 September 2017 (Portugal)
One night, a group of workers discover their factory is being dismantled by the same administration that runs it. Quickly, the labourers organize themselves in order to occupy the plant.

Director:

Pedro Pinho
17 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Smith Vargas José Smith Vargas
Carla Galvão Carla Galvão
Njamy Sebastião Njamy Sebastião
Joaquim Bichana Martins Joaquim Bichana Martins
Danièle Incalcaterra Danièle Incalcaterra
Hermínio Amaro Hermínio Amaro
João Santos Lopes João Santos Lopes
Paulo Vitorino Paulo Vitorino
Rui Ruivo Rui Ruivo
António Cajado Santos António Cajado Santos
Zé Pedro Zé Pedro
Arlindo Miguel Arlindo Miguel
Boris Nunes Boris Nunes
Euclides Furtado Euclides Furtado
Fernando Lopes Fernando Lopes
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One night, a group of workers discover their factory is being dismantled by the same administration that runs it. Quickly, the labourers organize themselves in order to occupy the plant.

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Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese | French

Release Date:

21 September 2017 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

La fábrica de nada See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisboa

Company Credits

Production Co:

Terratreme Filmes See more »
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Color:

Color
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As good as anything you will see this year.
16 May 2018 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

A true epic on the most unlikely of subjects - industrial relations or at least the rights of workers. There is definitely a touch of Miguel Gomes and his "Arabian Nights" trilogy about Pedro Pinho's glorious film about a group of factory workers doing what they can to save their factory and their jobs and if you think this is going to dry, dull and at three hours much too long, forget it. With his huge cast, almost all non-professionals, Pinho explores every aspect of their lives as well as opening up his film to look at, not just the state of the Portuguese economy but what he sees as the death of capitalism, using a number of cinematic styles so when the moment comes when the workers burst into a song and dance routine, it doesn't feel out of place. This is a funny, moving and really rather over-whelming film as good as anything you will see this year.


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