In HARD LABOR, a straight middle-class couple slowly succumbs to the allures of entrepreneurship – and the horrors of an increasingly schizophrenic job market. Although emotionally in sync, Helena and her white-collar husband Otavio, suddenly find themselves at opposite ends of the labor force: just as she gets ready to open a grocery store (and become a business owner), he is fired from a "stable" job. As Otávio goes through a series of humiliating and ego-crushing job interviews (and is forced to re-invent himself for a new job market), Helena jumpstarts her grocery store in a mysterious (and progressively deteriorating) building. Soon enough, her enthusiasm for a better future begins to give way to a dark, pervasive doom – and Otávio's self-upgrading morphs into an eerie transformation.
|Domestic Releases:||October 30th, 2015 (Limited) by Cinema Slate, released as Hard Labor|
|MPAA Rating:||Not Rated|
|Running Time:||99 minutes|
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|Keywords:||Entrepreneur, Fired, Money Troubles, Sales Clerk, Unemployed, Christmas, Brazil|
|Production Method:||Live Action|