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Neus Ballús

The Odd-Job Men (Sis dies corrents)

Edition 2021
85' - 2021 - Comedy - Dialogue: Spanish, Berber, Catalan
Director: Neus Ballús Composer: René-Marc Bini With: Mohamed Mellali, Valero Escolar, Pep Sarrà
The Odd-Job Mentells the story of a week in the life of Moha, Valero and Pep—workers in a small plumbing and electricity company in the outskirts of Barcelona.
The Odd-Job Men tells the story of a week in the life of Moha, Valero and Pep—workers in a small plumbing and electricity company in the outskirts of Barcelona: they are the guys who enter your home and fix what’s broken. Moha, the youngest, is on a one-week trial period with the company. He is shy but does surprisingly well with customers. Moha is set to replace Pep, who is about to retire. However, Valero is not at all comfortable with Pep retiring. He doubts Moha has what it takes, or that customers will accept a Moroccan worker. Maybe six days are not enough to make somebody change, to make him over-come his prejudices. Maybe it’s not enough time to make a new friend. But it’s possibly enough to discover that we have to live together: one small step for a plumber, but a giant leap for mankind.
“Neus Ballús follows a trio of handymen as they carry out home visits. Overflowing with originality, audacity and a mad urge to try new things, it’s a film that oscillates between documentary and comedy whilst bathing in surrealism.” - Cineuropa

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Credits

Director

Neus Ballús

Composer

René-Marc Bini

With

Mohamed Mellali, Valero Escolar, Pep Sarrà

Scenario

Neus Ballús, Margarita Melgar

Director of Photography

Anna Molins

Editor

Neus Ballús, Ariadna Ribas

Producer

Miriam Porté

Production studios

Distinto Films

More information

Dialogue

Spanish, Berber, Catalan

Countries of production

Spain

Year

2021

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