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Hard Labor
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Young housewife Helena decides to open her first business: a grocery store. She hires Paula as a maid to take care of her home and daughter. When her husband is suddenly fired, work relations between these three characters change, and disturbing occurrences start to threaten Helena’s business.

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Before Good Manners, Brazilian filmmakers Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas collaborated on its highly allegorical and atmospheric horror predecessor Hard Labor, likewise exploring class conflict and offering rich sociological subtext within a genre film framework. A provocative contemporary thriller.