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David Zonana


Mano De Obra


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Status: Completed

Director(s): David Zonana

Main cast: Luis Alberti

Short synopsis : Following his brother’s accidental on-site death, desperate for justice in the face of establishment abuses, labourer Francisco finally takes the law into his own hands.

Long synopsis : Francisco and a group of construction workers are building a luxury house in Mexico City. Following the accidental on-site death of his brother, Francisco learns that his widowed sister-in-law will not receive compensation from the wealthy owner of the house. After enduring a succession of further abuses against himself and his colleagues, and having made several attempts to obtain justice, he finally takes the law into his own hands – but will the world he’s fighting against end up consuming him?


  • Hugo Mendoza, Jonathan Sánchez, Horacio Celestino, Luis Alberti


  • Producer(s): Michel Franco, David Zonana, Eréndira Núñez Larios
  • Director(s): David Zonana
  • DP: Carolina Costa
  • Editing: Oscar Figueroa Jara
  • Original Title: Mano De Obra
  • Genre(s): Drama, Political