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Human Resources  (1999)

Human Resources
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Theatrical Feature Running Time:
103 mins

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Human Resources

In this drama, a young man learns some painful lessons about his family and corporate accountability. Franck (Jalil Lespert) is a recent college graduate who has obtained an internship with a metalworking concern, where his father (Jean-Claude Vallod) has worked as a machinist since leaving school. Franck's job is to aid management and act as a liaison with labor as the plant switches over to a new 35-hour work week. Franck takes his new job seriously -- seriously enough to go out of his way to research the opinions of the workers regarding the firm's new plans. This puts his father in an uncomfortable position: it's obvious that Franck wants to stand up for the rights of the employees, but this isn't sitting well with the boss (Lucien Longueville), and that leaves dad as the man in the middle. Franck then discovers that the company has taken the data he collected and used it in deceptive ways; the result is a corporate edict that will lead to the firing of many long-time employees, including Franck's father. Franck moves from management's to labor's side in this struggle, but at the same time he must tend to the strained relationship between himself and his father. Franck acknowledges his shame about his working-class roots and his inability to understand the pride his father feels about his work. Father, on the other hand, has to confront the fact the company he has selflessly served for most of his adult life is prepared to toss him away for no good reason. Ressources Humaines received its world premiere at the 1999 San Sebastian Film Festival, where Laurent Cantet received the New Directors Award for best first or second feature. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide


Human Resources Trivia

Who played Franck in the movie Human Resources?
Jalil Lespert played Franck in the movie Human Resources

Who played Father in the movie Human Resources?
Jean-Claude Vallod played Father in the movie Human Resources

Who played Mother in the movie Human Resources?
Chantel Barre played Mother in the movie Human Resources

Who played Sylvie in the movie Human Resources?
Veronique dePandelaere played Sylvie in the movie Human Resources

Who played Olivier in the movie Human Resources?
Michel Begnez played Olivier in the movie Human Resources

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