This film is based on a good premise. It starts well but seems to lose its way midway. The ending makes no sense whatsoever as no explanation or context is given for the action to make any sense. The viewer is left with too many unanswered questions that leaves them with a high level of dissatisfaction! A more thoughtful script, one with greater detain would have made a difference.
Nothing is quite what is seems in David Zonana's extraordinary feature debut. From the dynamic opening to its detailed mapping of the complex interrelations that govern the building site where plasterer Pacheco works on the renovation of a luxury home, this complex study of human behavior juxtaposes altruism and opportunism with unexpected consequences. David Zonana manages to construct a deeply political film about exploitative labor practices that avoids any easy answers. Employing a cast of largely non-professional performers - the filmmaker spent several months collaborating with bricklayers and plasterers to develop the piece - Workforce benefits from a real sense of lived-in authenticity. The result increasingly echoes Buñuelian cinema - disquieting, original and hugely timely - where human nature is put under the cinematic scalpel. —London Film Festival
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November 15, 2021 at 04:03 PM