Hard Labor (also know as Trabalhar Cansa) full movie is released on Oct 30, 2015. Watch Hard Labor online - the Portuguese Drama movie from Brazil. Hard Labor is directed by Marco Dutra,Juliana Rojas and created by Juliana Rojas with Helena Albergaria and Marat Descartes. Hard Labor is available online on Kanopy and Apple iTunes.

Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store. She hires a maid, Paula, to take care of her house and daughter. But when her husband Otavio is suddenly fired from his job as an insurance executive, Helena is left to support the family alone. As Otavio fails to find work and becomes increasingly alienated, business struggles to take off and the pressure on Helena mounts. To make things worse, she discovers that one of the building's brick walls seems to be crumbling. Helena begins to wonder if that may be the cause of all her problems.

As know as:

Trabalhar Cansa, Travailler fatigue, Hard Labor, Каторга, Trabalhar Cansa

Release Date:

Oct 30, 2015

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 23, 2016





Stream Service:

Cinema Slate

Production Companies:

Dezenove Som e Imagem, Africa Filmes, Filmes do Caixote


Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine
[It] combines an undercurrent of horror (or more specifically the uncanny) with a realistic depiction of economic collapse, small-business labor/management tension, and a crisis in male identity, particularly among those made redundant.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 27, 2019
Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times
At its best, the film has the quality of a nightmare, one that keeps happening whether the characters are asleep or awake.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 07, 2016
Andy Webster
New York Times
The filmmakers, largely forgoing a soundtrack, skillfully manipulate stillness, silence and anomie to unsettling effect - at times evoking the ambient dread and decay of, say, Roman Polanski's "Repulsion."
by rottentomatoes, Oct 29, 2015

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