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Body Electric 15 rating

Young factory manager Elias finds distraction in some of his fellow workers, but is he getting too close?

Drama 2017 95 mins

Director: Marcello Caetano


Elias is a handsome young deputy manager in a garment factory in São Paulo. When he’s not working, he enjoys casual encounters in the big city. The arrival of a young African, Fernando, on the production line piques his interest and Elias finds himself increasingly drawn into socialising with his work colleagues. Even though his bosses warn him about becoming too friendly with the workers, he resists their concerns.

This is a richly textured and authentic portrait of working life in contemporary Brazil. It offers insights into the characters’ daily lives – whether it’s at work, home or during leisure hours in clubs and bars; flirting, drinking, dancing and making love with unabashed passion.