Men at Lunch

Men at Lunch (Ireland)

Synopsis:

Eleven ironworkers eat their lunch sitting on an iron beam, their feet are dangling in the air high above New York, with Central Park and a foggy Manhattan in the depths below them. Everybody knows the photograph "Lunch atop a Skyscraper," taken in 1932. The image became an icon of the Great Depression, but its backgrounds remain mysterious: neither the 11 men nor the photographer have been definitively identified. When director Sean O Cualain stumbled upon a copy of the picture in a pub in a small Irish hamlet, with a note that two of the men came from that village, he decided to delve into the history of the photo.

Festivals
IDFA 2012, Shanghai 2013

Awards
Best Special Irish Language - Irish Film Awards 2013
 

Directed by:
Sean O Cualain
Duration:
12h:00m
Year:
2012
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