The odd-Job men
Sis dies corrents

the odd-job men

sis dies corrents

Directed by
Neus Ballús

Written by
Neus Ballús & Margarita Melgar

Cast
Mohamed Mellali, Valero Escolar & Pep Sarrà

DOP
Anna Molins

Music by
René-Marc Bini

Produced by
Distinto Films & El Kinògraf (Spain) in association with Slot Machine (France)

Length
85 min.

Country
Spain

Year
2021

Awards

Locarno Film Festival 2021 — Concorso Internazionale
Toronto Int. Film Festival 2021  Contemporary World Cinema

A gripping, funny, semi-realistic look at six decisive days in the life of a plumming squad as they go from client to client, door to door, day to day, in 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 overcome 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.

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