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2021
Edition
RIFF 2022

The Odd-Job Men

85 Minutes | Spain | 2021

Synopsis

A week in the life of Moha, Valero and Pep – workers in a small plumbing and electricity company in the outskirts of Barcelona. Moha is set to replace Pep, who is about to retire. Valero doubts that Moha has what it takes, or that customers will accept a Moroccan worker.

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Director’s Bio

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Neus Ballús is a director for cinema and documentary based in Barcelona. Her first feature-length film, “La Plaga” (The Plague, 2013) was screened at the Forum Section of the 63rd Berlinale and was nominated for the 2013 LUX Prize and the European Film Awards. It also received more than 20 awards in Festivals around the world. In Spain the film won the main four Gaudí Awards in 2013: Best Movie, Best Director, Best Film Editing and Best Screenplay and Ballús was also nominated for the Goya Prize for Best New Director.
Her last film, “Staff Only” (2019), starred by Sergi López, premiered in Berlinale Panorama. It was screened at the European festivals BFI London and Film Fest Gent. And in Spain it was nominated to four Gaudí Awards and was part of the Malaga Film Festival official competition.

Film Details

  • Year:
    2021
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    85 Minutes
  • Languages:
    Spanish, Catalan, Berber
  • Countries:
    Spain
  • Premiere:
    Icelandic Premiere
  • Edition:
    RIFF 2022
  • Director:
    Neus Ballús
  • Screenwriter:
    Neus Ballús, Margarita Melgar
  • Producer:
    Miriam Porté
  • Cast:
    Mohamed Mellali, Valero Escolar, Pep Sarrà

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