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The Human Resources Manager (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, 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.

Director:

Eran Riklis

Writers:

Noah Stollman (screenplay), Avraham B. Yehoshua (novel) (as Abraham B. Jehoshua)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Ivanir ... The Human Resources Manager
Guri Alfi ... The Weasel
Noah Silver ... The Boy
Rozina Cambos ... The Israeli Consul
Julian Negulesco Julian Negulesco ... The Vice Consul
Bogdan Stanoevici Bogdan Stanoevici ... The Ex-Husband (as Bogdan Stanoevitch)
Gila Almagor ... The Widow
Yigal Sade ... The Night Shift Supervisor (as Yigal Sadeh)
Reymonde Amsallem ... The Manager's Ex-Wife
Irina Petrescu Irina Petrescu ... The Grandmother
Papil Panduru Papil Panduru ... The Driver
Danna Semo ... The Secretary
Roni Koren Roni Koren ... The Daughter
Silvia Drori Silvia Drori ... The Nun (as Sylwia Drori)
Ofir Weil Ofir Weil ... The Morgue Worker
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The book that the Human Resources Manager finds on Yulia's apartment is "Mori" (or "My Teacher") by Levi Isaac Riklis. It is a "Teach Yourself Hebrew" text. See more »

Quotes

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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The initial credits (main cast and crew) are shown over a shot of the army vehicle driving off into the sunset. See more »


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Primal
13 October 2013 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

A man who gradually lost his way, in contact with other people with the same problem, remembers what is really important. When you sum it up like this it sounds very trite and predictable. Fortunately this movie isn't. Former military man who runs the human resources in the bakery like a war operation, has to accompany the body of a former employee back to unnamed Eastern European country( to those who can read it is obviously Romania). Stark, desolate landscape, country in transition and general lack of hope. Gray, flat land, gray post-socialist buildings and people seemingly gray, too, but only at first sight. There are bright colors of strong emotions, pale shades of despair and shockingly strong bursts of uncontrolled anger. All primal and deeply necessary to keep us alive, no matter what forsaken part of the world we were unfortunate to be born in. There is only one life and one skin and only as much blood and tears we can shed, and as much joy we can sustain before the inevitable end.


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Country:

Israel | Germany | France | Romania

Language:

Hebrew | English | Romanian | French

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le voyage du directeur des ressources humaines See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,528, 6 March 2011

Gross USA:

$64,014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$609,146
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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