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The Human Resources Manager (2010)

 |  Drama  |  4 March 2011 (USA)
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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.

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The Boy
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The Divorcee (as Reymond Amsalem)
Gila Almagor ...
Widow
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Weasel
Irina Petrescu ...
The Grandmother
Rosina Kambus ...
The Israeli Consul
Papil Panduru ...
The Driver
Danna Semo ...
The Secretary
Ofir Weil ...
The Morgue Worker
Silvia Drori ...
The Nun (as Sylwia Drori)
Julian Negulesco ...
The Vice Consul
Bogdan E. Stanoevitch ...
The Ex-Husband
Yigal Sade
Roni Koren ...
The Daughter
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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.

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Le voyage du directeur des ressources humaines  »

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$13,467 (USA) (11 March 2011)

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$63,709 (USA) (8 July 2011)
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Weasel: [inside nuclear bunker] It's like the Tower of Babel, only in reverse. We're like the generation of the flood who tried to reach God. Digging and digging, 10-20-30-50 feet under the ground, as deep as technology will get us. And all from fear! Fear of flood, fear of the apocalypse...
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guessing a person's last wishes
17 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A suicide bomb victim's body lays unclaimed. The only thing known about her is where she worked--a large mechanized bakery.

Turns out the bakery had fired her and now the press coverage doesn't look good for them. She was fired by a supervisor who fell in love with her and he was worried about the personal problems this unrequited love would cause.

A weasel like journalist is trying to smear the bakery and they want to make sure that doesn't happen.

The owner of the bakery also wants to do the right thing and has her human resources manager accompany the body back to Romania where the dead woman had a son and family.

But...where would she really have wanted to be buried??

You get to see a very authentic view of urban and rural Romania the part the tourist brochures don't show.

The one part I did not understand is why she is a Greek Orthodox? Must have been ethnically Jewish although if covered I missed that part.

The film is different and really good. Highly recommend it.


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