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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Human Resources
Genre: Foreign Drama

Reviewed In Issue 89 (Oct 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Jalil Lespert, Jean-Claude Vallod, Chantal Barr

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a director biography and the original French trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): KS2405DVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1999
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/03/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Laurent Cantet
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Franck (Lespert) is a young man who takes a job in the Human Resources (aka Ressouces Humaines) department of the same factory where his father (Vallod) has worked for 30 years. When a report that Franck has been working on results in the firing of many employees, his father included, his dad is devastated. And with their relationship growing more and more strained, Franck finds himself on the side of the laborers he has put out of work. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The 1.66:1 (mislabeled on the jacket) DVD is not anamorphically enhanced and exhibits a picture of mediocre quality at best. The color scheme appears washed out and overly bright, often appearing

The French-language Dolby