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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:

EUR2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,528, 6 March 2011

Gross USA:

$64,014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$411,567
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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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

The Vice Consul: [about coffin] She's okay there?
the Human Resources Manager: She hasn't complained.
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Every Person Makes a Difference!
8 June 2013 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Yulia Petracka was her name and she worked cleaning the largest bakery in Jerusalem, Israel. When she gets killed in a suicide bombing in January 2002, the human resources manager is confronted with insensitivity from the press and pressure to do the right thing. Yulia was a foreigner in Israel, a second class citizen who wasn't even Jewish. She was Romanian Christian immigrant. The Human Resources manager without a name like in the book entitled "A Woman in Jerusalem," goes on a journey to discover this woman's life who touched her son, mother, ex-husband, and a co-worker. He makes the long traveling journey to Romania with the journalist photographer and is met by the Israeli consul at the airport. I actually read and loved the book itself. This movie something that I had to have because I found the book to be passionate, thought-provoking, and brilliant. This film does the book's justice even if it made modifications for the screen. The book and the film reminds us that a person makes a difference, a huge difference when we least expect it, dead or alive.


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