HARD LABOR

TRABALHAR CANSA

By Juliana ROJAS, Marco DUTRA

CINEMA DO BRASIL - as PROMO

Drama - Completed 2011

Young housewife Helena decides to open a grocery store. She hires Paula as a maid to take care of her home and daughter. When Otávio, her husband, is suddenly fired, work relations between these three characters change, and disturbing occurrences start to threaten Helena’s business.

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Festival de Cannes 2011
Un Certain Regard
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juliana ROJAS, Marco DUTRA
    • Writer(s)
    • Juliana ROJAS, Marco DUTRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Maria IONESCU (Dezenove Som e Imagens), Sara SILVEIRA (Dezenove Som e Imagens)
    • Synopsis
    • The house-wife Helena is about to open her first own business: she rents an old barn at São Paulo and opens a small market. To take care of her home and daughter, she hires Paula, a young woman who came from the countryside looking for work. Things change when Otávio, Helena’s husband, looses his job as a top executive and his wife becomes the sole responsibility for the rent. At the same time, Helena’s market goes through an increasing reform in order to fix a strange problem that seems to come from the plumbing behind the walls.
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