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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)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

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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Performed by Maria Tanase
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guessing a person's last wishes
17 December 2011 | by 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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