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The Employment (2008)

El empleo (original title)
A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level.


Santiago Bou Grasso, Patricio Plaza (co-director)


Patricio Plaza (idea)
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In a bizarre world, a working man is awoken by his alarm clock. He shaves, dresses and has breakfast. An unknown man holds up his mirror. Three people make up his chair and table. A woman stands, at the door, working as his coat hanger. He hails a ride and rides piggyback all the way to work. At a traffic light, a group of humans riding humans await the light to change. There are two men hanging on a pole representing traffic lights. One opens his jacket and reveals a red shirt. Then he closes his jacket, so the other man can reveal his green shirt. He puts his coat and briefcase in a locker where a woman is hanging on the locker door working as his coat hanger and briefcase holder. He takes an elevator ride up, using a human counterweight. There, he begins his work as a doormat. His boss shows up, scrapes his feet on his back and enters his office. He continues to lay there in front of an office door. Written by ley-moon

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Striking Resemblance
24 July 2017 | by abcbc-93603See all my reviews

The seed for this animation film can be found in the Indian a 2006 ad- film, for Happydent White(https://youtu.be/GWvxt1IL9Wg). Though this commercial is all about bringing smile to your face, but deep down it shows the same ordeal faced by employees all around the world.

Now bout this short film, from the start you have a bad feeling for the guy for all his acts, but as soon as he lay down as a door mat, you start seeing yourself in this man.

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1 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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