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Working Class

Working Class

Veikko Aaltonen‘s Työväenluokka imperturbably takes stock of the Finnish (and also European) working class. The film approaches the activities of its protagonists in heavy industry with a calm, observing, classically documentary gesture – and along with the labour, it more and more often finds images of control rooms, computer monitors, people waiting. Working class‘ values are most likely to be reflected still in the biographies that are told and the May parades, whereas the living room furnishings and leisure activities tell of the bourgeois. The film documents a slow but steady transformation.

Arbeitswelten / Working Worlds 2006

Veikko Aaltonen

Finland 2004
35mm/1:1.66/Farbe
84 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Pekka Uotila
Editing
Veikko Aaltonen
Music
Mauri Sumén

Production

Alppiharjun Elokuva Oy
Viipurinkatu 16 B 22
00510 Helsinki
Finnland
T +359 9 148 16 36
alppiharjunelokuva@jippii.fi
World Sales

Alppiharjun Elokuva Oy
Viipurinkatu 16 B 22
00510 Helsinki
Finnland
T +359 9 148 16 36
alppiharjunelokuva@jippii.fi