The Human Resources Manager of Jerusalem's largest bakery is in trouble. He's separated from his wife, distanced from his daughter and stuck in a job he hates. When one of his employees, a foreign worker, is killed in a suicide bombing and the bakery is accused of inhumanity and indifference, the HR Manager is sent on a mission to make things right.

As the facts unfold he embarks on a complex journey, beginning in the mystical streets of Jerusalem and continuing in a frozen Post-Soviet country. The Manager finds himself leading an awkward convoy to the dead woman's village including her rebellious son, a pesky journalist determined to ruin him, a quirky consul, an old veteran driver and a coffin.

Far from home, on a mission to honor a woman he didn't even know but has somehow grown to admire, the HR Manager rediscovers his own humanity and his ability to truly care for human resources.

CAST

The HR Manager
MARK IVANIR

The Weasel
GURI ALFI

The Boy
NOAH SILVER

The Consul
ROZINA CAMBOS

The Vice Consul
JULIAN NEGULESCO

The Ex-Husband
BOGDAN STANOEVITCH

The Widow
GILA ALMAGOR

The Night shift supervisor
YIGAL SADEH

The Manager's ex-wife
REYMONDE AMSELLEM

The Grandmother
IRINA PETRESCU

The Driver
PAPIL PANDURU

The Secretary
DANNA SEMO

The Daughter
RONI KOREN

The Nun
SYLWIA DRORI

The Morgue Worker
OFIR WEIL

 

CREW

Directed by
ERAN RIKLIS

Screenplay
NOAH STOLLMAN

Producers
HAIM MECKLBERG
ESTEE YACOV-MECKLBERG

Producers
ELIE MEIROVITZ
THANASSIS KARATHANOS
KARL BAUMGARTNER
TUDOR GIURGIU
TALIA KLEINHANDLER

Associate Producer
MEINHOLF ZURHORST

Executive Producers
MOSHE EDERY
LEON EDERY
YGAL MOGRABI

Production Company
2-TEAM PRODUCTIONS

Co-Production Companies
PALLAS FILM
EZ FILMS
HAI-HUI ENTERTAINMENT
PIE FILMS

Based on a novel by A.B. YEHOSHUA

DOP
RAINER KLAUSMANN

Editor
TOVA ASCHER

Production Designers
DAN TOADER
YOEL HERZBERG

Costume Designers
LI ALEMBIK
ADINA BUCUR

Composer
CYRIL MORIN

The film was produced with the support of
THE RABINOVICH FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS - CINEMA PROJECT
THE JERUSALEM FILM & TELEVISION FUND
CHANNEL 10 (ISRAEL)
MITTELDEUTSCHE MEDIENFORDERUNG
CNC ROMANIA
ZDF / ARTE

 

2010 Haifa International Film Festival

Winner - Best Actor - Mark Ivanir


2010 Festival del film Locarno
Winner - Prix du Public UBS (Audience Award)

2010 Toronto International Film festival
Official Selection

2010 Israeli Film Academy awards
Winner - Best Film Award
Winner - Best Director Award
Winner - Best Screenplay Award
Winner - Best Supporting Role – Female Award
Winner - Best Sound Design Award
 

Countries of origin: Israel / Germany / France / Romania

Year of Production: 2010

Languages: Hebrew / English / Romanian

Running time: 103 min.

Sound: Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio: 1:1.85