jump to navigation

The Human Resources Manager-Movie Review 10/28/2012

Posted by Films to consider in Awards of the Israeli Film Academy, Dark Comedy, Emotional Drama.

The Human Resources Manager (Israeli) 2010

From Film Movement
Directed by Eran Riklis
Starring Mark Ivanir, Noah Silver, Rosian Kambus, and Gila Almagor

Among other awards and nominations:
WINNER, Best Director (Riklis), Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actress (Kambus), NOMINATED, Best Actor (Ivanir), Awards of the Israeli Film Academy

A surprisingly touching story about an unnamed man who is Human Resources Manager at a large bakery company in Jerusalem. After a female employee from Romania is killed in a suicide bombing, the man must make some PR gestures that end up getting him much more involved than he wants to be.

Director Riklis is known for 2004’s The Syrian Bride (which I’d also recommend). Although this story might not be of quite the same caliber, it is laced with wry humor and emotional moments that make it worthwhile. Star Mark Ivanir might seem familiar; he has appeared in a long list of films and TV series.

103 min. Not rated. Suitable for teens.



No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: