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Library shows The Human Resources Manager at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday — and it’s a winner

Posted on: October 23, 2011

 He is the human resources manager at a large Jerusalem bakery, but he is missing his own humanity.  He is close to a divorce from his wife and distanced from his daughter.  And he is anything but attached to the people at work.  Then news comes that one of the bakery’s employees has been killed in a terrorist bombing.  Her body has been sitting in the morgue because no one missed her at work.

The emotional detachment of the bakery to this employee brings out a rabid news reporter and the human resources manager must do what he can to calm the waters.  Even if it means accompanying her body back to her native Romania.  It is an emotional road trip.

Don’t miss Film Movement’s “The Human Resources Manager” at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday at the Murphy Library.  Running time is 103 minutes. In Hebrew, English and Romanian with subtitles in English.  Call 837-2417 for details.

Israeli director Eran Riklis says in his director’s notes that he liked that no one in the film has a name except the dead woman, Yulia.  He adds “everybod is alive but maybe dead inside, and the only dead person is actually alive.”  His film won 5 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture.

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