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The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada) (2017)

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One night a group of factory workers realize that their employer is stealing its own machines and raw materials. They organize to guard the equipment and keep production from being moved elsewhere. As a form of retaliation the workers are forced to stand at their workstations doing nothing, while the negotiations for a general layoff go on. This immense pressure leads to several outbursts, as the world around them collapses. THE NOTHING FACTORY invites us to reflect on the role of work in a time when the economic crisis has become the dominant form of government. It is a hymn to disempowering impotence and a pitiable musical.

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Critic Reviews for The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada)

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

A grainy, nearly three-hour opus that unexpectedly morphs from vérité-like neorealist drama into that unicorn of cinematic genres: a neorealist musical.

June 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Its cerebral approach works better during sequences that are less dependent on narrative and more essayistic in nature.

March 28, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This is the kind of bold film-making, bristling with risks and ideas, that shakes up cinema from the inside.

January 28, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The debating sessions are hard slogs, but elsewhere the film's style is engaging.

January 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The enigmatic story is acted with sincerity and force.

January 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An initially gripping parable about workers' rights in a Portuguese lift factory gradually becomes a harrowing endurance test

January 25, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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