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Steel Blues

Steel Blues
1976, director: Jorge Fajardo

Film (34:02)


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  Description     The film  
Pablo, Chilean emigrant, ex-professor, seeks work in a Montréal steel mill. Cut off from family, country and profession, he is baffled by a language he doesn't speak and a job he doesn't know. The film reproduces with accuracy and sensitivity his efforts to adjust to a new and bewildering world.