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The inhuman factor

France's and, indeed, Europe's, unemployment crisis is the backdrop against which this drama plays out

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Kanika Datta 

Kanika Datta

A brief announcement ahead of the first episode tells you that Inhuman Resources is “Based on a True Story”. But the saga that unfolds through the six riveting episodes of this French mini-series is so incredible that it is hard to believe that claim. And yet, it turns out, the kernel of the plot really is based on a real-life event — an HR “experiment” that France Télévisions conducted on 12 of its senior employees in 2005, which so shocked crime novelist Pierre Lemaitre that he wrote a prize-winning thriller in 2010 called Cadres Noirs loosely based on that incident.

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First Published: Sat, August 01 2020. 01:13 IST
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