MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 62,337 this week

Human Resources (1999)
"Ressources humaines" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  15 January 2000 (France)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,991 users   Metascore: 78/100
Reviews: 24 user | 44 critic | 25 from Metacritic.com

The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (collaboration)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 18 Oct 2010
 
a list of 40 titles
created 25 May 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 30 May 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 06 Jun 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Human Resources" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Human Resources (1999)

Human Resources (1999) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Human Resources.
19 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Class (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

Director: Laurent Cantet
Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio
Foxfire (2012)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang.

Director: Laurent Cantet
Stars: Ali Liebert, Michelle Nolden, Tamara Hope
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.

Director: Xavier Beauvois
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Jalil Lespert, Roschdy Zem
Pa-ra-da (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The film tells the true story of French clown Miloud Oukili from his arrival in Romania in 1992 (three years after the fall of Ceausescu) to his encounter with the street children of ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Pontecorvo
Stars: Jalil Lespert, Evita Ciri, Gabi Rauta
Human Resources I (2014)
Thriller

When a woman takes a new job, she discovers the skyscraper she works in is haunted by victims of a corporation's pursuit of profit. Unable to ignore injustice embodied by the disembodied, she sets out to reveal the truth.

Director: Keil Troisi
Stars: Sonia Williams, Aaron Troisi, James Goode
Time Out (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.

Director: Laurent Cantet
Stars: Aurélien Recoing, Karin Viard, Serge Livrozet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A tragi-comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article.

Director: Eran Riklis
Stars: Noah Silver, Mark Ivanir, Reymond Amsalem
Human Resources (TV Series 2014)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sun is setting on Havana. Five friends are gathered to celebrate the return of Amadeo after 16 years of exile in Madrid.

Director: Laurent Cantet
Stars: Isabel Santos, Jorge Perugorría, Fernando Hechevarria
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Human Resources is a documentary about Social Control, examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power.

Director: Scott Noble
Stars: Michael Albert, Morris Bermann, Noam Chomsky
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Pierre Courrège
Stars: Pierre Santini, Bruno Solo, Patrick Braoudé
Jacques (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Collectif Othon
Stars: Gaelle Bantegnie, Régis Bourgade, François Bégaudeau
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jalil Lespert ...
Franck
Jean-Claude Vallod ...
Le père
Chantal Barré ...
La mère
Véronique de Pandelaère ...
Sylvie
Michel Begnez ...
Olivier
Lucien Longueville ...
Le patron
Danielle Mélador ...
Danielle Arnoux, la syndicaliste
Pascal Sémard ...
Le DRH
Didier Emile-Woldemard ...
Alain
Françoise Boutigny ...
Betty
Félix Cantet ...
Félix
Marie Cantet ...
Marie
Sébastien Tauvel ...
Christian
Jean-François Garcia ...
François
Gaëlle Amouret ...
Frédérique
Edit

Storyline

The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial hometown to take a management position in the factory where his father has been working for 30 years. First Frank makes the mistake of actually asking the workers on the assembly line for their opinions. Then upper management manipulates his findings to lay off employees. This creates a huge rift, not only between labor and management, but between father and son. A human morality tale that evokes paternal and filial love, and illustrates the personal risk behind political ideas. Written by NDNF

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Human Resources  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,526 (USA) (15 September 2000)

Gross:

$116,866 (USA) (27 October 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Laurent Cantet's first feature film. See more »

Soundtracks

Quatuor N°13 en la mineur
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by Melos Quartett (as Melos Quartet)
Published by Harmonia Mundi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brilliant
11 May 2001 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This was a positive surprise... I didn't have a clue what to expect when I rented Ressources Humaines, but it turned out to be a great film with fine performances from the cast (especially Jalil Lespert and Jean-Claude Vallod).

First, the premise is very interesting. What happen with the family dynamics when the sons and daughters are more educated than their parents? Of course, that is only one aspect of this film's premise. Second, the scene where Franck is yelling at, and blaming, his father is absolutely heartrending. Only a stone wouldn't react to that masterful scene. Third, "entertaining" is hardly the word to describe Ressources Humaines, but I have to say that this film seemed much shorter than tired comedies like Charlie's Angels and Scary Movie.

(8/10) Highly recommended.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Fermeture des usines Renault à Vilvoorde (1998) silverauk
Discuss Human Resources (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?