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The Human Resources Manager

Directed by: Eran Riklis
103 Minutes, 2010, Drama; Comedy

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


Director: Eran Riklis

Producer: Tudor Giurgiu

Producer: Thanassis Karathanos

Producer: Haim Mecklberg

Producer: Elie Meirovitz

Producer: Estee Yacov-Mecklberg

Cast: Mark Ivanir

Cast: Guri Alfi

Cast: Noah Silver

Cast: Rozina Cambos

Cast: Julian Negulesco

Cast: Bogdan E. Stanoevitch

Written by: Abraham B. Jehoshua (novel)

Written by: Noah Stollman (screenplay)

Distributor: Film Movement


"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