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Workforce ()

Mano de obra (original title)
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After the death of one of his co-workers, Francisco and a group of builders will seek justice not only for the null compensation received by the owner of the house, but also for a life full of worries, contrasts and oppression.

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Luis Alberti ...
Francisco
Hugo Mendoza ...
Lalo
Jonathan Sánchez ...
Enano
Horacio Celestino ...
Roberto
Francisco Díaz ...
Isidro
Arturo Somilleda ...
Claudio
Ramiro Resendiz ...
Toño
Yessica Gálvez ...
Lupe
Rodrigo Mendoza ...
Dueño de casa
Juan González ...
Chofer del dueño
Norma Pablo ...
Secretaria MP
Karina Salazar ...
Mónica
Joanna Isunza Martínez ...
Federica
Daniela Bueno ...
Escort
Damián Mendoza ...
Hombre mudanza
Gudelia Carrillo ...
Teodora
Alexandra Rodríguez ...
Yolanda
Julieta Hernandez ...
Carla
Ángel Colín ...
Papá de Laura
Ivanna Celestino Cortés ...
Hija de Roberto
Mariano Hernández ...
Lic. Sánchez Arias
Alexandra Cortés ...
Laura
Lolo Salazar ...
Perro
Alejandro Cortés Rubiales ...
Hombre en coche
Carmen Nieto ...
Mamá de laura
Katerín Alexa Gómez ...
Rita
Gerardo Rotzinger Salomón ...
Vecino 1
Giselle Tripp Capuano ...
Vecina
Luís Fernando Niembro ...
Vecino 2
Andrés Domínguez ...
Mensajero
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricardo Uribe ...
Silvino

Directed by

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David Zonana

Written by

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David Zonana ... ()

Produced by

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Michel Franco ... producer
Eréndira Núñez Larios ... producer
Mineko Mori ... associate producer
Sandra Paredes ... line producer
David Zonana ... producer

Cinematography by

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Carolina Costa

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Óscar Figueroa

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Chemistry ... image post-production (as Chemistry Cine)
Ari del Castillo ... post-production producer
Ronan Nouri ... assistant trailer editor
José Rovirosa ... Mastering / Quality Check
César Augusto Villatoro ... colorist

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Ivonne Fuentes

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Jorge Alberto Trujillo

Production Management

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José Alfredo Montes ... production manager
Joakim Ziegler ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matías Estévez ... first assistant director
Eduardo Giralt ... second second assistant director
Roberto Zama ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Juan López ... property master
Marlene Serrano Rodríguez ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Jesús Gutiérrez Chávez ... foley artist
Manuel Danoy ... boom operator
Alejandro de Icaza ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Enrique Fernández Tanco ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Alfredo Gagom ... assistant re-recording mixer
Federico González Jordán ... sound recordist
Omar Eduardo Soto López ... dialogue editor
Juan Pablo Omana ... Foley Editor
Jordi Ramos Rivera ... foley recordist/foley editor
Chema Ramos Roa ... foley artist
Daniel Salas ... foley recordist

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Luis E. Ambriz Martínez ... special effects

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Raul Prado ... visual effects supervisor
Fabiola Trejo ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Miguel Agumendo ... first assistant camera
Sarasvati Herrera ... Second Unit Cinematography
Ignacio Sanchez ... gaffer
Diego Sánchez ... Video Assist

Casting Department

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Eduardo Giralt ... casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Francisco Javier Delgado ... set costumer

Music Department

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Priscila Doncel Albores ... Music Supervision Coordinator
Mauricio Gonzo Arroyo ... music supervisor

Additional Crew

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Ana Hernandez ... development crew

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  • Terminal (post-production supervision and services)

Storyline

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Plot Summary

Nothing is quite what is seems in David Zonana's extraordinary feature debut. From the dynamic opening to its detailed mapping of the complex interrelations that govern the building site where plasterer Pacheco works on the renovation of a luxury home, this complex study of human behavior juxtaposes altruism and opportunism with unexpected consequences. David Zonana manages to construct a deeply political film about exploitative labor practices that avoids any easy answers. Employing a cast of largely non-professional performers - the filmmaker spent several months collaborating with bricklayers and plasterers to develop the piece - Workforce benefits from a real sense of lived-in authenticity. The result increasingly echoes Buñuelian cinema - disquieting, original and hugely timely - where human nature is put under the cinematic scalpel. Written by London Film Festival

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Also Known As
  • Workforce (United States)
  • Main-d'oeuvre (France)
  • Εργατικό δυναμικό (Greece)
  • Workforce (Sweden)
  • Mão de obra (Brazil)
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  • 82 min
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Trivia David Zonana first studied a bachelors in finance, after which he decided to explore his creative side. See more »

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