Archive of films Employer and the Employee / El empleado y el patrón

Uruguay / Argentina / Brazil / France
2021, 106 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2021

Rodrigo, a young father from a middle-class family, is slowly taking over the family business. His search for employees leads him to Carlos, the son of an acquaintance, who is also a young father, though he is struggling financially. The dynamic of their reserved friendship forms the basis for this character study reflecting the economic and social contrasts of contemporary Uruguay.


Synopsis

Rodrigo, a young father from a middle-class family, is slowly taking over the family business. His search for employees leads him to Carlos, the son of an acquaintance, who is also a young father, though he is struggling financially. From a class perspective, the two could not be more different, and yet the two men’s respect for and trust in one another gives rise to an unusual friendship. In fact, it is through the dynamics of their friendship that Manuel Nieto Zas’s third feature film looks at the economic and social contrasts of contemporary Uruguay. Among other things, this carefully constructed, symmetrical character study explores the humanity people are capable of showing others in tense situations, regardless of their background or social status.

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About the director

Manuel Nieto Zas (1972, Montevideo). Selected filmography: Nico & Parker (2000, short), The Dog Pound (La perrera, 2006), The Militant (El lugar del hijo, 2013), The Employer and the Employee (El empleado y el patrón, 2021)​.​

Contacts

Latido Films
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E-mail: [email protected]
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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Manuel Nieto Zas
Screenplay: Manuel Nieto Zas
Dir. of Photography: Arauco Hernández Holz
Music: Buenos Muchachos, Holocausto Vegetal
Editor: Pablo Riera
Art Director: Alejandro Castiglioni, Nicole Davieux
Producer: Manuel Nieto
Production: Roken Films
Coproduction: Pasto, Murillo Cine, Vulcana Cinema, Sancho&Punta, Paraiso Production Diffusion
Cast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Cristian Borges, Justina Bustos, Fátima Quintanilla, Jean Pierre Noher
Sales: Latido Films
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