Scene from the film Work For One Day
Scene from the film Work For One Day
Scene from the film Work For One Day
Scene from the film Work For One Day
Scene from the film Work For One Day

Work For One Day

  • Germany
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Every morning at half past four, federal employment agent Schröder shows up with a jug of coffee in the window between his office and the waiting room - the moment when the waiting and hoping for those looking for a job for the day begins.

Work for one day observes the daily routine at an official daylabourers’ office in Berlin. A magnifying lens of modern day working society, in a documentary chamber play.


  • Original title
    Tagelöhner Syndrom
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Rita Bakacs
  • DOP
    Rasmus Sievers
  • Editing
    Rita Bakacs
  • Sound
    Vensan Mazmanyan
  • Duration
    29 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg 2016
    • Achtung Berlin 2016
    • International Short Film Festival Hamburg 2016
    • Monaco Charity Film Festival 2016
    • Indy Film Fest ,Indianapolis 2016
    • Molodist Kiev International Film Festival 2016
    • dokumentART European Filmfestival for Documentaries 2016
    • exground filmfest Wiesbaden 2016
  • Awards
    • Dok Leipzig 2015 - Healthy Workplaces Film Award
    • International Short Film Week Regensburg 2016 - Special Mention
    • FICTalca Festival Internacional de Cine de Talca 2016 - Special Jury Award
    • Mostra Cine Trabalho 2016 - Workers of the World Film Award
    • La Guarimba Film Festival 2016 - Special Jury Mention is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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