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Cheap labour toiling at unskilled and essential work is the open secret of all highly developed European economies. But when celebrated Czech journalist Saša Uhlová goes undercover for two years as an itinerant worker, the human cost of late-stage capitalism comes into stark view. Wired with a hidden camera, Uhlová picks asparagus in Germany, cleans hotel rooms in Ireland and provides personal health care for the elderly in France. But she doesn’t just simulate the unlivable conditions of labour; she endures the emotional damage inflicted by sporadic phone calls and non-existent visits home to her husband, children and ailing father. Exhausted, isolated and completely vulnerable to external forces, Uhlová personifies the paradoxical social value of the migrant worker. Shockingly immersive and deeply personal, this original exposé reveals the unsustainability and inhumanity of middle-class European life.


  • Director(s)

    • Apolena Rychlíková
  • Producer(s)

    • Tereza Horská
    • Filip Remunda
    • Joel Fergas
    • Peter Kerekes
  • Writer(s)

    • Apolena Rychlíková
    • Saša Uhlová
  • Editor(s)

    • Katerina Krutská Vrbová
  • Cinematography

    • Jan Šípek
  • Composer

    • Jonatán Pastircák
  • Sound

    • Martin Kuhn

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The Changing Face of Europe presented in partnership with

European Film Promotion

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