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HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
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.

RATED M

Review by Margaret Pomeranz

4 STARS

THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER was Israel's submission to the Academy for Best Foreign Language film. It's a wry, compassionate film about the human resources manager for a big bakery in Jerusalem, played by MARK IVANIR, who finds out that a woman who is working for them was killed a fortnight ago in a terrorist bombing. In order to avoid a scandal in the press, the owner of the bakery orders him to accompany the body back to an unnamed Balkan country to her relatives.
The bureaucratic processes make finding the relative that can sign the burial form complicated. It leads the Human Resources Manager accompanied by the woman's son, NOAH SILVER, and the journalist, GURI ALFI, who wants to expose him…