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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Human Resources Manager
... The Weasel
... The Boy
... The Israeli Consul
Julian Negulesco ... The Vice Consul
Bogdan E. Stanoevitch ... The Ex-Husband (as Bogdan Stanoevitch)
... The Widow
... The Night Shift Supervisor (as Yigal Sadeh)
... The Manager's Ex-Wife
Irina Petrescu ... The Grandmother
Papil Panduru ... The Driver
... The Secretary
Roni Koren ... The Daughter
Silvia Drori ... The Nun (as Sylwia Drori)
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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Comedy | Drama

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4 March 2011 (USA)  »

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Le voyage du directeur des ressources humaines  »

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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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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 »

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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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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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Riviera Boulevard
Written by Cyril Morin
Production:Massive Music
Publishing: Some Players
Courtesy of Music Package
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Primal
13 October 2013 | by See 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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