In 2001, Argentina suffers a terrible crisis. Some workers occupy illegally their bankrupt factories and revive the production in cooperative. Over 10 years later, those companies are still standing and over 10 000 employees managed to keep their jobs. El aguante reviews this experience focusing on the personal metamorphosis of those employees who became bosses. Today, Europa is in crisis and the fighting employees of FRALIB 's factory, near Marseille, are taking the Argentinian fights as an example.