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The Human Resources Manager

Israeli actor Mark Ivanir (Schindler's List) breaks out in his first leading role, playing a workaholic businessman from Jerusalem whose years on the road have estranged him from his wife and child. In order to finalize a divorce, he returns home and accepts a demotion to his firm's human resources division, but his woes only increase after one of the company's guest workers dies in a suicide bombing and a tabloid newspaper latches onto the tragedy. Hoping to defuse this public relations mess, the protagonist accompanies the victim's body back to Romania, only to be confounded by her bewildered family and the entrenched bureaucracy of the former Soviet republic. Eran Riklis (The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree) directed this dark but poignant comedy (2010), adapting A.B. Yehoshua's novel A Woman in Jerusalem. In English and subtitled Hebrew and Romanian.



  • Eran Riklis


  • Mark Ivanir
  • Gila Almagor
  • Guri Alfi
  • Rosina Kambus
  • Julian Negulesco
  • Reymond Amsalem
  • Noah Silver
  • Bogdan Stanoevitch
  • Irina Petrescu
  • Yigal Sade
  • Papil Panduru
  • Danna Semo
  • Sylwia Drori
  • Ofir Weil
  • Roni Koren


  • Leon Edery
  • Moshe Edery
  • Ygal Mograbi
  • Tudor Giurgiu
  • Thanassis Karathanos
  • Talia Kleinhendler
  • Haim Mecklberg
  • Elie Meirovitz

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