Directed by Mladen Đorđević (“The Life and Death of a Porno Gang”), the film follows a group of ex-workers, who, after losing their loved ones, jobs, and dignity to a tragic factory fire and corrupt privatization, seek hope and justice in the supernatural.
The cast includes Tamara Krcunovic (“Humidity”), Leon Lucev (“The Load”), Momo Picuric, Ivan Djordjevic, Lidija Kordic, Mirsad Tuka, Szilvia Krizsan and Tomislav Trifunovic.
“Working Class Goes to Hell,” previously titled “Labour Day,” is supported by Film Center Serbia, Bulgarian National Film Centre, Greek Film Centre, Film Centre of Montenegro, Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Eurimages. The film is produced by Milan Stojanovic (Sense Production), Mladen Djordjevic (Banda), Martichka Bozhilova and Neda Milanova (Agitprop), Maria Drandaki (Homemade Films), Ivan Marinovic (Adriatic Western), Ankica Juric Tilic (Kinorama), Anamaria Antoci (Tangaj Production) and Ivica Vidanovic and Nevena Savic (Cinnamon Film).
Đorđević told Variety: “Transition from a socialist to a capitalist society is a common theme in Eastern European cinema. However, I attempted to approach it from a different perspective, combining social drama, thriller, horror and comedy. I found the crossover between a socio-politically engaged film and the horror genre to be quite interesting. In my opinion, this is also a futuristic film, a vision of the near future, because I believe that a large part of humanity, pushed away and forgotten by the owners of large capital, will end up left to their own devices. Pushed into darkness, which should not be underestimated, people will find new strength there.”
Patra Spanou recently boarded Alexandra Latishev’s “Delirio.”
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The Toronto International Film Festival takes place Sept. 7-17.