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  • Production: EZ Films
  • Written By: Abraham B. Jehoshua (novel), Noah Stollman (screenplay)
  • Distributed By: Film Movement
  • Country: Israel
  • Language: Hebrew, English, Romanian, French

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The Human Resources Manager

Narrative | 2010 | 103 min.
Directed by: Eran Riklis

The Human Resources Manager of Jerusalem’s largest bakery is in trouble. He is separated from his wife, distanced from his daughter and stuck in a job he hates. When one of his employees, a foreign worker, is killed in a suicide bombing, the bakery is accused of indifference, and the HR Manager is sent to the victim’s hometown in Romania to make amends. Far from home, on a mission to honor a woman he never even knew, but has somehow grown to admire, the HR Manager rediscovers his own humanity and his ability to truly care for others.

See more about the Human Resources Manager at the Israel Film Center

Critical Acclaim

"Marvelously crafted! Surprisingly gripping..., emotional and resonant"
-–Andre O'Hehir, Salon

"Intelligent and Engrossing! Warm and Wise"
–-Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times

"Touching! ...Riklis is quickly becoming an international arthouse force."
–-New York Magazine

"[A] humane & observant drama… the film has wit and character!"
--Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter

"Riveting! Mesmerizing! Stunning!" – The Jerusalem Post

Israeli Film Academy Awards:
*Best Director
*Best Film
*Best Screenplay
*Best Sound
*Best Supporting Actress

Haifa International Film Festival:
*Best Actor

Hong Kong International Film Festival:
*SIGNIS Award-Special Mention

Locarno Internaitonal Film Festival:
*Audience Award

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

USA Academy Awards

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