13-19 November 2017

Workingman's Death

Michael Glawogger

Workingman's Death (Michael Glawogger)
L'Alternativa Parallel / Michael Glawogger / Workingman's Death


Workingman's Death, the second film in Michael Glawogger’s trilogy, watches people working at difficult jobs in dangerous places, from illegal Ukrainian mines to Indonesian volcanoes, Nigerian slaughter yards and Chinese steel works. Meanwhile, the future is now in Germany, where a former smelting plant has been turned into a bright and shiny leisure park. The use of long takes, virtuoso camerawork, ravishing cinematography and a striking John Zorn score all serve to monumentalise the labour depicted on screen.


  • Country Austria, Germany
  • Year 2005
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 122 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language Ukrainian, Indonesian, German
  • Subtitles Spanish
  • Production company Lotus Film, Quinte Film
  • Producer Erich Lackner, Mirjam Quinte
  • Screenplay Michael Glawogger
  • Photography Wolfgang Thaler, Attila Boa
  • Editor Mona Willi, Ilse Buchelt
  • Sound John Zorn


Prix du CICAE - Mostra Internazionale d?Arte Cinematografica de Venezia FIPRESCI Jury Prize - Leipzig DOK Best Documentary - CPH:DOX Golden Gate Award - San Francisco International Film Festival


Saturday 18, 21.30 h — Filmoteca de Catalunya
29/11, 18.30 h — Filmoteca de Catalunya

This film will be available on Filmin after the festival.