What is work? Everyone works and has to work. The 40-hour workweek is a standard in our capitalistic society. Our work consumes the most of our available time for almost our whole lives. Office jobs and assembly-line work have become a symbol for wasting our time to useless labor. The film shows us a day in the life of the working man and the routine and grind that comes with it. With patience, the film shows commuters in traffic lines and public transport, all heading to work. Huge office buildings where hundreds of people are working, all identical behind a computer screen, typing. Endless repetition behind the assembly line. The documentary takes a look at people during a workday and makes you reflect on the meaning of labor.
Što je posao? Svi rade i moraju raditi. Radni tjedan od 40 sati standard je u našem kapitalističkom društvu. Naš rad troši većinu raspoloživog vremena gotovo cijeli život. Uredski poslovi i radovi na crtama postali su simbol trošenja našeg vremena na beskorisnu radnu snagu. Film nam prikazuje dan u životu radnog čovjeka i rutinu i mljevenje koji dolazi s tim. Sa strpljenjem film prikazuje putnike u prometnim linijama i javnom prijevozu koji se kreću na posao. Ogromne uredske zgrade u kojima rade stotine ljudi, a sve su identične iza zaslona računala. Beskrajno ponavljanje iza montažne linije. Dokumentarac pregledava ljude tijekom radnog dana i tjera vas da razmišljate o smislu rada.
ABOUT the director:
Besides electrician, forensic scientist, musician and father, Max Baggerman (1990) is now a documentary director as well. After several courses and degrees, Max recognized and followed his passion for film by studying at the Dutch Filmacademy. Max is a director of two extremes. On one hand he makes conceptual films like Macht (2017) and When you grow up (2019), emphasizing the cinematic experience and the philosophical implications. While Rustzoeker (2018), on the other hand, is a very empathetic, personal view of a man trying to run away from society. In the future, Max hopes to continue making various films. There are plans for fictions, documentaries, film installations and an online philosophy & film course. FILMOGRAPHY 2019 ALS JE LATER GROOT BENT (21:14 min, documentary, short, graduation film) 2018 RUSTZOEKER (16 min, documentary, short, film school project) 2017 MACHT (08:17 min, documentary, short, film school project)