Did this former HR manager know he had it in him? All the while, another plot is at play.

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Alain did not lose his job because he was incompetent, but for a reason that should not be valid, his age. In terms of the Inhuman Resources inspiration, it comes from desperate people. Season 1. The candidates must role-play a simulated hostage situation, in order to evaluate a group of four executives, and interrogate each of them individually. Read more of his work at johnserbaatlarge.com or follow him on Twitter: @johnserba. ... From the producers of "Wallander," based on Henning Mankell's novels. The writer was apparently against the casting of Eric Cantona as the lead character, because for him Alain Delambre could not have the charisma that Cantona has. The screenplay for this Netflix mini-series (which premiered in France on Arte) is written by Pierre Lemaitre (who also wrote the book) and Perrine Margaine. Get news & recommendations for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, and more, in your inbox. But its sturdy execution is what keeps us interested, and entertained.

In a way, he is right, but in all honesty, Cantona is the reason why most would start viewing this series and carry on watching it.

Eric Cantona rose to fame as a soccer superstar in the iconic club Manchester United.

Inhuman Resources. He needs to figure out which of his executives has the yarbles to handle the blowback from 1,250 disgruntled former employees. Dorfmann (Alex Lutz) is the CEO of Exxya, a gigantic aerospace firm that just made headlines when it lost a major bid, and is privately planning on laying off two-thirds of its workforce. Director: Ziad DoueiriWriters: Pierre Lemaitre, Perrine MargaineStars: Eric Cantona, Suzanne Clément, Alex Lutz, Gustave Kervern, Alice de Lencquesaing, Louise Coldefy, Nicolas Martinez, Adama Niane. There is, however, a violent streak to his character. 250, This story has been shared 237 times. Of course, they wouldn’t know it was staged. He asks the help of his unemployed friend, Charles (Gustave Kervern), who, luck would have it, is a computer specialist. 153. Trailer: Dérapages: Season 1. 211, This story has been shared 194 times. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. They have their two adult daughters over for dinner — Lucie (Alice de Lencquesaing) is a fledgling lawyer, and Mathilde (Louise Coldefy) is pregnant and married to Gregory (Nicolas Martinez), a heavily mustached blowhard who likes to brag about his financial assets in the face of his simmering, broke father-in-law. Haven’t Seen 'Borat 2' Yet? 237, This story has been shared 222 times. Inhuman Resources. In terms of the Inhuman Resources inspiration, it comes from desperate people. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Alain prepares for this unusual recruiting method, trying to put all the best chances on his side. He goes to work and is greeted with a pink slip, but lies about it to Nicole; when the guy threatens to sue, he gets legal advice from Lucie. Even when it’s obvious that he really can’t right now. Often in relation to job applications or interviews, which only makes the plot of Inhuman Resources even more relevant and realistic. Join our mailing list to receive the latest horror reviews and news (1-2 mails per month! After episode three, the series changes pace. His reasoning is both to spare his wife and to maintain some notion that he can still provide. I specialize in European cinema, in particular French film history. Clark. Delambre is not a very likeable character, without Cantona's mesmerizing and nuanced portrayal of him, I'm not sure I would have wanted to see all six episodes. This is the second time Ziad Doueiri has directed a series since he also worked on 12 episodes of the thriller-drama Baron Noir (2016-).

Pierre Lemaitre's story satires the workplace to suggest how employers exploit their employees, playing with their livelihoods as if it were a game.

The plot of Inhuman Resources might sound absolutely crazy, but it is actually based on a true story. It sure looks like the increasingly desperate and violent Alain is going to be that man. The series has just six episodes that each have a runtime around 45-50 minutes. Inhuman Resources is an Arte France and Mandarin Télévison coproduction. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Also, you know that it’ll end horribly for Alain Delambre even if you haven’t read the book it’s based on. We first see Alain as a handlebar-mustached, tank-topped tough guy with a shaved head and confident tone of voice.

But, of course, nothing goes as planned, and you are left guessing what will happen next, and what will eventually be the big twist to the story. Alain was laid off from his white-collar job six years ago, and his life has been a struggle since. To me, Inhuman Resources is exactly the kind of series you almost cannot help but binge-watch. And that hiring manager position?

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All episodes are directed by Ziad Doueiri.

He head-buts one of his employers and his son-in-law, and even goes as far as pressuring his pregnant daughter to give him a large sum of money. The Day of the Lord – Netflix Review (2/5).

Inhuman Resources opens with a close shot of Cantona, head shaven and a stylized beard/moustache, facing the camera and talking straight to it. So far, anyway! After showing in episode two how intensely Alain prepares for this big role-playing test, episode three comes with great anticipation. Obviously, there are many other interesting characters and some stellar performances by actors throughout the Inhuman Resources series. ... Based on a true story. Alain Delambre is a senior executive worn out and humiliated by six years of unemployment. Throughout this Netflix mini-series, he has two different looks – one makes him almost unrecognizable. After watching Inhuman Resources, it’s fair to say 6 episode series are often the perfect length for a thriller like this. We were not fans of that movie, so it’s good to see Adama Niane in something else so quickly. Release year: 2020. The story is very much based on its characters and the story is good, which says all you need to know about the characters. EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. Dorffmann wants to see which of his four executives would be the toughest to run one of Exxya's factories, and fire more than a thousand employees there. In doing so, he is risking everything they’re both fighting for. Most Pilot-y Line: “I’ve never been a violent man” is the first thing we hear Alain say, and we feel like there’s a very big “but” following that statement.

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The Netflix series stars Eric Cantona as a pretty unlikeable character. More Details. 299, This story has been shared 250 times. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. This might be a ho-hum pilot without its chopped-up narrative structure. 216, This story has been shared 212 times. ), Latest posts by Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard, Strangers From Hell: Season 1 – Netflix Review, The Vast of Night – Amazon Prime Video Review (3/5).

Many other similar cases exist from big companies all over the world. The six-episode series adapts Pierre Lemaitre’s novel, and, despite its somewhat implausible premise, boasts a subtitle reading “based on true events.” I’ll leave the fact-or-fallacy stuff for nitpickers, and focus on whether or not this show can hook us and keep us on the line. I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Watch offline. Check out the entire mini-series on Netflix now! In 2010, Pierre Lemaitre’s book is released just at Philippe Santini loses his appeal. Netflix uses cookies for personalization, to customize its online advertisements, and for other purposes.

Personally, I am really hoping for an adaption of the Pierre Lemaitre books featuring the character of Camille Verhoeven. Episodes Inhuman Resources. All six episodes are now available to view on Netflix. Everything We Know So Far, 'Outlander' Season 6 Release Date and What We Know So Far, Shonda Rhimes Brings Scandal to Netflix With First 'Bridgerton' Trailer.

188, This story has been shared 153 times. Along with Eric Cantona, you’ll see the always brilliant Suzanne Clément as his wife, Nicole Delambre.

You might like: Our review of the Netflix series Vampires starring Suzanne Clément here >. I write about cinema and TV series in Europe. John Serba is a freelance writer and film critic based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s longer than a longshot, but he applies anyway. You may opt-out by. Obviously, Philippe Santini knew it was all “just” an exercise, but to everyone else, it was completely real. Well, Lacoste authored the posting, and he’s actually hoping to find someone who can pretend to be a convincing taker of hostages. But a job’s a job, he asserts, and it would be one more job than he has now — and a job that pays pretty well. So when a prestigious company selects him as a candidate, he is prepared to betray his wife, steal from his daughters, hit his son-in-law and even take part in a role-playing game in the form of a hostage-taking scenario, knowing that, if he is hired, all will be forgiven. In Inhuman Resources, he is really carrying the story on his back and if you’ve known Eric Cantona mostly as a soccer player, you won’t think of him as such after watching this mini-series on Netflix. The … 'Holidate' Viewers are Convinced Ryan Gosling Makes a Cameo in the Netflix Movie, How to Watch All the 'Harry Potter' Movies, 7 Movies Like 'After We Collided' to Watch If You Can’t Get Enough Hessa, Stream It Or Skip It: 'Roadkill' On PBS, Where Hugh Laurie Plays A UK Cabinet Member Whose Ambition And Messy Personal Life Collide, Will There Be a ‘Barbarians’ Season 2 on Netflix?

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