The Odd-Job Men

by Neus Ballús

A gripping, funny, semi-realistic look at six decisive days in the life of a plumming squad as they go from client to client, door to door, day to day, in Barcelona.

The Odd-Job Men tells the story of a week in the life of Moha, Valero and Pep - workers in a small plumbing and electricity company in the outskirts of Barcelona: they are the guys who enter your home and fix what's broken.Moha, the youngest, is on a one-week trial period with the company. He is shy but does surprisingly well with customers. Moha is set to replace Pep, who is about to retire. However, Valero is not at all comfortable with Pep retiring. He doubts Moha has what it takes, or that customers will accept a Moroccan worker.Maybe six days are not enough to make somebody change, to make him overcome his prejudices. Maybe it's not enough time to make a new friend. But it's possibly enough to discover that we have to live together: one small step for a plumber, but a giant leap for mankind.

Genre / Language / Length
Comedy / Spanish, Catalan / 86 minutes
Original title
Sis Dies Corrents
directed by
director of photography
Anna Molins
screenplay by
Neus Ballús (STAFF ONLY, THE PLAGUE)Margarita Melgar
produced by
Distinto Films in co-production with El Kinògraf in association with Slot Machine
  • Mohammed Mellali
  • Valero Escolar
  • Pep Sarrà