The Odd-Job Men

The Odd-Job Men

Original title: Sis Dies Corrents
Director: Neus Ballús
Cast: Mohamed Mellali, Valero Escolar, Pep Sarrà, Paqui Becerra
Country: Spain
Year of production: 2021
Length (min): 85
Language: Catalan, Spanish, Berber
Subtitles: Czech, English
Sales: Beta Cinema
Section: Docs
Sponsors: Velvyslanectví Španělska, Instituto Cervantes

A documentary comedy captures six days in the lives of three employees of a small electrical contracting company in a Barcelona suburb. Mohamed, a shy Moroccan immigrant, is starting his first trial week. If he does well, he should replace Pepé who is about to retire. However, irritable and stubborn Valero doesn't like this prospect and nitpicks on the smallest mistakes his new colleague could make while also being jealous of his popularity with female customers. Will the protagonists of this humorous character study manage to overcome their prejudice and find an understanding?

Neus Ballús

Spanish director Neus Ballús studied audiovisual communication and documentary directing in Barcelona. She authored several films which blend documentary and fiction filmmaking. Her feature-length debut La plaga (2013) premiered at the Berlinale. The Odd-Job Men won the best acting award at Locarno and five Gaudí Awards including the one for the best film.

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With support

Velvyslanectví Španělska
Instituto Cervantes

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