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A Man's Work

6.3
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Original title
Miehen työaka
AKA
  • Man's Job
Year
Running time
97 min.
Country
Finland Finland
Director
Screenwriter
Aleksi Salmenperä
Music
Ville Tanttu
Cinematography
Tuomo Hutri
Cast
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Producer
Blind Spot Pictures Oy
Genre
Drama. Comedy | Black Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
Feeling ashamed about his failure and worried about his wife´s mental health, Juha decides to keep the fact that he got fired a secret. He spends his days on a remote service station thinking about a way out and the growing web of lies that he is slowly weaving.

Soon the desperate Juha finds himself, completely naked, brushing the hair of a woman he has never met before. He also finds himself earning in two hours what he used two earn in two days at his old job. With the help of his friend Olli, Juha, the father of three small children, begins to sell his body in earnest.

Juha´s shame and lies grow, but the money helps him cope with the downside of his new profession. And as long as wife Katja doesn’t touch her antidepressants, everything is fine.
Awards
2007: Cinema Jove: Moon of Valencia (Best film)
2008: Jussi Awards (Finland): Best Actor (Korpela) and Supporting Actor. 11 nominations
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