Maquinaria Panamericana

Directed by Joaquin Del Paso Run time: 90 minutes
Format: 35mm Scope
Countries of production: Mexico, Poland
Language: Spanish
Shot on location in Mexico City DF

Friday morning at Pan American Machinery Inc. The employees are already winding down for the weekend, engaging in little rituals and routines when an unexpected turn of events pulls them of their peaceful monotony.
Don Alejandro, the boss, lies dead at the back of the warehouse. The discovery changes everything – the company is bankrupt, the elderly workforce have no prospects of employment elsewhere and no hope of any retirement funds. In a state of confusion, fear and grief they agree to lock themselves in their workplace

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    Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival - World Premiere
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    Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara - Premiere Nacional (Premio FIPRESCI y Premio Mezcal a mejor película Mexicana)
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