- Production: EZ Films
- Written By: Abraham B. Jehoshua (novel), Noah Stollman (screenplay)
- Distributed By: Film Movement
- Country: Israel
- Language: Hebrew, English, Romanian, French
The Human Resources Manager
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.
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"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 Supporting Actress
Haifa International Film Festival:
Hong Kong International Film Festival:
*SIGNIS Award-Special Mention
Locarno Internaitonal Film Festival:
Asia Pacific Screen Awards
USA Academy Awards