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2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Michael Glawogger chronicles examples of horrific, dangerous and backbreaking jobs from around the world, such as coal-mining in Ukraine, collecting sulfur from volcanoes in Indonesia, manufacturing steel in China and dismantling oil tankers by hand in Pakistan.


Director: Michael Glawogger

Genres: Documentary

Workingman's Death (2005)

Release Date: February 24th, 2006|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    This documentary about men and women performing brutal work tasks for next to no money is full of arresting and eloquent images. It has little dialogue, and little is needed. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's a triumph of the human spirit that so many people in deadly jobs are able, nevertheless, to marry and have a few happy moments despite lives of hellish labor. Glawogger's intrepid camera finds both the shame and the grace in it. show more

  • 80
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Astonishingly powerful documentary about really, really hard work. show more

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