Thurs 11 July | 17:15 | Pálás Screen 1

2024 | Czech Rep., Slovakia, France | 98’

Czech, English, French, Polish (English Subtitles)

A prominent Czech journalist leaves her family and joins “cheap labour force” in Western Europe. Undercover, she works at an asparagus farm in Germany, tries her hand as a maid at a hotel in Ireland, and takes care of the elderly in France. She experiences first-hand the struggles of Eastern European low-wage workers, whose sacrifice and hard work allows Western society’s comfort. What is the real price that Europe pays for exploiting its own citizens? What do the lives of economic migrants, who have been forced to leave their children and elderly parents, look like? And why are privileged Europeans looking the other way?

Irish Premiere

Director: Apolena Rychlíková
Producers: Tereza Horská, Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák, Olga Prud‘homme Farges, Joël Farges, Anna Mach Rumanová, Peter Kerekes
Cast: Saša Uhlová

Principal funder