Human Resources
(Ressources humaines)

Screening on Film
Directed by Laurent Cantet.
With Jalil Lespert, Jean-Claude Vallod, Chantal Barré.
France, 1999, 35mm, color, 100 min.
French with English subtitles.

Frank, a Parisian business school student, takes an internship in the Human Resources department at the factory where his father has labored for the past thirty years. When Frank'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. This stunning debut film from director Laurent Cantet is one of the most interesting films of the New French Cinema.

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