Jacob (1988)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - Romania  |  
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Jacob (Dorel Visan) is a gold miner who risks his life daily to support his wife, mother-in-law, and four children in this socio-political drama. Under the rule of an oppressive monarchy backed by military force, the miners often resort to stealing gold to compensate for their meager wages. Workers are subjected to strip searches and are forced to take laxatives by the often brutal guards and inspectors as they look for stolen gold, and Jacob raises his vocal objections over the treatment of his fellow workers. Although the story takes place in Rumania during the 1930s, the viewer can draw parallels to worker oppression of any era.

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against-all-odds, gold, mine, oppression