After the axe

Canada, 1981

Film
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250,000 managers get fired in North America annually. A cinematic drama drawn from real life examining executive terminations and a new industry specialising in handling them. The central figure, D.R. “Biff” Wilson, 44, is a composite figure based on extensive conversations with fired executives; the others play themselves. An interesting look at business ethics. (Awards: New York, Yorkton, Chicago, Oscar nomination)

Credits

co-producer

Steve Lucas

Sturla Gunnarsson

production company

Ontario Regional Productions

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33625

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Businessmen

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Executives

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Personnel management

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Unemployment

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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