• 9 10
  • 2012
  • 60min
  • Original Title: Zanjeer (1973)

This film documents the last days of work of men and women who work blocking and unblocking the chains of the pedestrian crossings of a railway in Sardinia. Their job is in extinction.


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Chains. A job forced to disappear

The gatekeepers along a gauge railway line in Sardinia spend their days locking and unlocking the chains that block the local level crossing. 

They know their job is at risk. But they keep on working. When the company decides to cut their salary they all march across the city to protest. But to no avail. Their job is deemed old-fashioned. Cadenas is the story of a world that is forced to disappear.

Production Companies

La Sarraz Pictures srl

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