AFC Austrian Films
1070 Vienna, Austria
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Workingman's Death follows the trail of the HEROES in the illegal mines of the Ukraine, sniffs out GHOSTS among the sulfur workers in Indonesia, finds itself face to face with LIONS at a slaughterhouse in Nigeria, mingles with BROTHERS as they cut a huge oil tanker into pieces in Pakistan, and joins Chinese steel workers in hoping for a glorious FUTURE. Meanwhile, the future is now in Germany, where a major smelting plant of bygone days has been converted into a bright and shiny leisure park.
|Language spoken:||Russian/Basha Indonesia/English/Ibu/Yoruba/Pashtu/Mandarin|
|Producers:||Erich Lackner, Mirjam Quinte, Pepe Danquart|
Special Jury Award (Gijon), The Times bfi London Film Festival Grierson Award for the best feature-length documentary (London), cph:dox award (Kopenhagen)
Mollardgasse 85A / Stiege 1
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Michael Glawogger about WORKINGMAN'S DEATH
«Work can be many things. Often it is barely visible, sometimes, difficult to explain and in many cases, impossible to portray. Hard manual labor is visible, explainable, portrayable. This is why I often think of it as the only real work.» In Workingman's Death Michael Glawogger takes a look at the disappearing traces of hard physical labor.