Dir. Samuel Bollendorff - 52min - 2019 - France - Languages: Croatian, French, Italian, Romanian - Subtitles: French
Toni, Nebojsa, George and Andrea come from Croatia, Serbia and Romania. Workers seconded, or ‘posted’, to the shipyards of Saint-Nazaire to build luxury cruise ships, they often live there invisible. If they are detached by their status, they are especially so from their relatives and their countries.
The giants of the seas, luxury cruise ships are built in Saint-Nazaire by five thousand workers, half of whom are ‘posted’. They are skilled workers, and earn 1,500 euros per month working 48 hour weeks. Their overtime is not paid, but back home they would earn five times less for the same job. It is these workers of the invisible that acclaimed photographer Samuel Bollendorff is interested in, as they share nostalgia and hope for a better life.
“A new stage in a remarkable artistic journey, carried by an inventive conception of the cinema of the real.” Telerama http://ow.ly/MDr050CNR1d