|Hard Labor – Trailer
In HARD LABOR, a middle-class couple slowly succumbs to the allures of entrepreneurshipâ€”and the horrors of a schizophrenic job market. As Helena (Helena Albergaria) gets ready to start her own business (a small grocery store), her white-collar husband OtÃ¡vio (Marat Descartes) is let go from his job. Determined to stay afloat, OtÃ¡vio goes on a series of ego-crushing job interviews and begins to adapt to the needs of a new economy. Helena, now the householdâ€™s breadwinner, discovers that the building housing her store has a sinister story in its past. Beautifully translating the evanescent forces of cyber-age economics into a Grand Guignol of kitchen-sink sensibilities, HARD LABOR is unlike any other Brazilian film youâ€™ve seen in the last decade.
Directed by: Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
Starring: Helena Albergaria, Marat Descartes, Gilda Nomacce, Naloana Lima, Lilian Blanc, Thiago Carreira, Hugo Villavicenzio