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Sis dies corrents

The Odd-Job Men

Neus Ballús
España
 - 2021

Based on real situations and characters, the film tells the day-to-day life of Moha, Valero and Pep, workers in a small plumbing and electrical business on the outskirts of Barcelona. For a week, Moha, the youngest, will have to prove that he is ready to replace Pep, who is about to retire. However, Valero considers that Moha ‘is not the right profile’ and doubts that clients will welcome a Moroccan worker in their homes.

Neus Ballús

With a degree in Audiovisual Communication and a master’s degree in Creative Documentary Making from the Pompeu Fabra University, she has directed short films such as ‘L’avi de la camera’ (2005), ‘La Gabi’ (2006) and ‘Immersió’ (2009), as well as documentaries and audiovisual pieces for museums and exhibitions. She is the founder, together with Pau Subirós, of the El Kinògraf production company. Her first feature film, ‘The Plague’ (2013), premiered in the Forum section of the Berlin Festival and was nominated for the European Film Awards, the Goya Awards and the European Parliament’s LUX Awards. Her second feature film, ‘Staff Only’ (2019), starring Sergi López, had its international premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlinale. ‘The Odd-Job Men’ (2021) won the Best Actor Award, the Europa Cinemas Label and a Special Mention from the Young Jury at the Locarno Film Festival.

Screenings

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Neus Ballús
SCREENPLAY
Neus Ballús, Margarita Melgar
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anna Molins
EDITOR
Neus Ballús, Ariadna Ribas
SOUND
Amanda Villavieja, Elena Coderch, Albert Manera
MUSIC
René-Marc Bini
PRODUCED BY
Miriam Porté
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Distinto Films, El Kinògraf
CAST
Mohamed Mellali, Valero Escolar, Pep Sarrà, Pau Ferran
RUNNING TIME
85 min.
FORMAT
Color
TYPE
Feature Film
COUNTRY
España
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2021
CONTACT
Beta Cinema
+49 8967 3469 828
IN SPAIN
Filmax International
+34 933 368 555

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