The enigmatically structured, multilayered portrayal of a factory worker Cristiano is a critical, socially engaged examination of the contemporary Brazilian working class.
Andre, a curious young boy, is growing up close to an aluminium factory in the industrial town of Ouro Preto. Following a fatal accident in the factory, he is sent to the house of the dead factory worker, Cristiano. Next to clean clothing for the deceased, he finds a diary describing the last twenty years in the life of this hard-working man. The film soon turns into a road movie and a dynamic visualisation of Cristiano’s first-person account about the last decade of his tumultuous life.
“Usually, you would see this worker for five minutes and then your life would go on. But here, in the film, by some chance, you fall into this life and when you go deep inside it, you see it is bottomless. All these people we see in our daily lives, they seem very unimportant or common, but if you go inside, a whole world opens.” (João Dumans, Affonso Uchoa)
Born in 1984 in Contagem, Brazil. The award-winning director achieved international recognition with his second film, The Hidden Tiger.
Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has participated in various feature films as a producer, editor and screenwriter. He wrote the script for Affonso Uchoa’s The Hidden Tiger.