• Human Resources (2000)

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Human Resources

Release Date: September 15th, 2000

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 2004

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Frank, a business school student in Paris, takes an internship at the factory where his father has worked for 30 years, only to find that the ensuing lay-offs and general downsizing -- which cost his father his job -- are deeply troubling. Father and son go head to head in Laurent Cantent's stirring story of business, family, and individual opinion.

Cast: Jalil Lespert, Jean-Claude Vallod, Chantal Barré, Véronique de Pandelaère, Michel Begnez, Lucien Longueville, Danielle Melador, Pascal Sémard

Director: Laurent Cantet

Genres: Drama

Production Co: MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Haut et Court, BBC, La Sept-Arte, Procirep, Centre National de la Cinematographie

Distributors: Shooting Gallery

Keywords: Emotional, Pursuit, Dark, Sacrifice, Father, 1990s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    This superbly acted, expressively filmed story offers a rare blend of compelling drama, ethical awareness, and sheer human emotion. show more

  • 79
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Most tenderly, the film deciphers the true meaning of its corporate-speak title in Franck and his father's impassioned struggle to ensure each other's welfare. show more

  • 100
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Terrific French film about that most universal of subjects - work. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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