The employer and the employee

2021 - 110 min - Fiction - Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and France
In coproduction with Roken Films (Uruguay), Pasto (Argentina), Vulcana Cinema (Brazil), Sancho&Punta (Brazil) and Paraíso Production Diffusion (France).
With the support of ICAU, FONA, INCAA, ANCINE, IBERMEDIA and Aide Aux Cinémas du Monde


The employer is a young man who apparently has it all. But he has one pressing concern: his baby’s health. The employee is in urgent need of a job so that he can support his newborn. That’s why he doesn’t hesitate when the employer decides to hire him to work on his land. Both will meet your needs by helping each other. But one day a tragedy occurs. This unexpected event will strain the ties between them, endangering the fate of the two families.


Directed by Manuel Nieto Zas
Screenplay: Manuel Nieto Zas
Producers: Manuel Nieto Zas, Bárbara Francisco, Georgina Baisch, Cecilia Salim, Michael Wahrmann, Paola Wink, Julia Alves y Nathalie Trafford
Associate Producer: Nadador Cine
Cinematography: Arauco Hernández Holz
Sound Design: Catriel Vildosola
Production Design: Alejandro Castiglioni, Nicole Davieux
Costume Designer: Lucía Gasconi
Editor: Pablo Riera
Músic: Holocausto Vegetal y Buenos Muchachos


Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Cristian Borges, Justina Bustos, Fátima Quintanilla, Jean Pierre Noher


Winner WIP LATAM EGEDA San Sebastián Film Festival 2020
Winner Lobolab. Award HDArgentina
BrLab 2014
Taller Puentes EAVE 2014


Cannes Film Festival, Directors’ Fortnight, 2021
San Sebastian Film Festival, Latin Horizons, 2021