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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 E. Stanoevitch Bogdan E. Stanoevitch ... 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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

official site | official website

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:

€2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,003, 6 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$63,709, 10 July 2011
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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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

the Human Resources Manager: You have a family? A wife?
Weasel: We're talking about me now?
the Human Resources Manager: You live with your mom, huh?
Weasel: [forced laugh] That's nonsense.
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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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Huge disappointment
5 April 2015 | by AbundantDaySee all my reviews

A real disappointment after the DVD jacket gave raves. Most of the effort was insincere and the whole plot of the movie was weak to me. Why would a company feel any moral, social or legal obligation to look after a former employee? Communication with the public would have set things in order and prevented any sense of obligation and insincerity. I also felt the movie was very disconnected in terms of flowing from one locale to another. It went from one country to another with my having to figure out what country they were in. There were some tender moments but I found the movie a huge let down from beginning to end. The only positive I felt was seeing a bit more about the various cultures in the film. But where movie production was concerned, it was clear that the producer was not American because the quality was not on the level that Americans expect. I rate it as one of the third worst movies I've seen.


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