This genre-hopping surprise from Portugal begins in a lift factory where the owners have abandoned the workers. One morning the men discover that some key equipment has been taken away overnight - perhaps to be sold off? Sure enough, the sheepish bosses emerge to confirm the factory’s imminent closure. A mysterious figure emerges to debate the politics of the workers taking over, and then things take a turn for the surreal. Ostriches, sex, punk and song-and-dance numbers take centre stage, and what begins as a realist drama ends as one of the most singular films of 2017.

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