Workingman's Death (2006)

Workingman's Death



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"Workingman's Death" follows the trail of the 'Hereos' in the illegal mines of the Ukraine, sniffs out 'Ghost' among the sulfur workers in Indonesia, finds itself face to face with 'Lions'at a slaughterhouse in Nigeria, mingles with 'Brothers' as they cut a huge oil tanker into pieces in Pakistan, and joins Chinese steel workers in hoping for a glorious 'Future.'

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Written By: Michael Glawogger
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On DVD: Sep 2, 2008
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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (10)

This documentary about men and women performing brutal work tasks for next to no money is full of arresting and eloquent images.

Full Review… | May 5, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
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There's scant dialogue in Workingman's Death, but little is needed when majestic camera work by Wolfgang Thaler tells the story so well.

February 24, 2006
New York Post
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It's not exactly a good time at the movies, and even as pure education, it's a rather dull film with very little dialogue.

Full Review… | February 24, 2006
Chicago Tribune
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Michael Glawogger's glamorized documentary observes laborers from around the world going to hell and back, day after day, year after year, to eke out subsistence livings.

February 23, 2006
New York Times
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Glawogger is an extraordinarily elegant filmmaker with a photographer's eye for striking compositions.

Full Review… | February 21, 2006
AV Club
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Glawogger's film may be thematically loose-jointed, but Wolfgang Thaler's cinematography is the glue.

Full Review… | February 21, 2006
Village Voice
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