Human Resources

by Laurent Cantet 1h40min France 1999
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Human Resources
by Laurent Cantet

Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial hometown to take a management position in the factory where his father has been working for 30 years. First Frank makes the mistake of actually asking the workers on the assembly line for their opinions. Then upper management manipulates his findings to lay off employees. This creates a huge rift, not only between labor and management, but between father and son. A human morality tale that evokes paternal and filial love, and illustrates the personal risk behind political ideas. 

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  • Jalil Lespert : Frank
  • Jean-Claude Vallod : le père
  • Chantal Barré : la mère
  • And with: Véronique de Pandelaère, Françoise Boutigny, Lucien Longueville, Didier Emile-Woldemard, Pascal Sémard, Michel Begnez, Marie Cantet, Danielle Mélador, Félix Cantet


  • Director Laurent Cantet
  • Scenario Laurent Cantet, Gilles Marchand
  • Photo director Claire Caroff, Matthieu Poirot-Delpech
  • Set Design Romain Denis
  • Costume Design Marie Cesari
  • Sound Philippe Richard, Antoine Ouvrier, Fabrice Conesa Alcolea
  • Producer Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta, Pierre Chevalier
  • Excutive producer Barbara Letellier
  • Production Compagny Media Programme of the European Community
  • Distributor LMC
  • Production Compagny Haut et Court, La Sept Arte

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1999
  • Release date for France01/15/2000
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageFrench
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