Human Resources (Ressources humaines)
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Human Resources (Ressources humaines)
Franck, a Parisian business school student, takes an internship in the Human Resources department at the factory where his father has labored for the past 30 years. When Franck's efforts to better the company lead to the firing of many employees, including his father, a furious confrontation ensues, forcing father and son to ponder their relationship while realizing their individual lives.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A cogent human drama."
‑ David Rooney, Variety
"An eye-opener, a gritty and relevant story of the shifting relationship between workforce and management."
‑ Sean Means,
"An interesting and tough little film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Generous, sensitive and innovative. It is a film in which, in the widest possible sense, the personal is political."
‑ Ginette Vincendeau, Sight and Sound
"A quiet, no-nonsense film that is compelling and watchable despite its heavy politics."
‑ Rachel Sanders, Apollo Guide
"All the more engrossing for its organic, near documentary style."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"As schematic as it becomes, Human Resources never loses its poignant human dimension."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"a very emotionally effective working-class drama"
‑ Matt Langdon,
"A painfully astute tale, intelligently directed and co-scripted by Cantet, who has clearly researched his subject material in great detail."
‑ Chris Wiegand, Boxoffice Magazine
"Performances are ardent and sincere."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"A valuable, heartbreaking film."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Laurent Cantet makes a brilliant feature debut in this timely and compelling French drama, in which a young man learns to take personal responsibility in both work and familt matters."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A most interesting work by first time director Laurent Cantet"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Its script doesn't have a false beat in it, star Lespert gives a painfully affecting performance of stunted nobility and director Laurent Cantet communicates a vision of national malaise with the controlled, angry indignation of an Emile Zola."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Looking at the subtlety and conviction with which the subject matter is handled, it's hard to believe the film has come from a newcomer."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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