Did you enjoy it Haim? I thought that it was excellent.
The film did not work for me on various levels leaving me with a feeling that it was more of a mental exercise than anything else.
First, it was hard to accept that any business would leave the decision of hiring or giving bonuses to the employees. For what purpose? You would just be pitting workers against each other, hurting the moral and the cohesion of the work place.
Second, the woman, the more she cried, the more pills she took, the more she pouted the less sympathetic I was becoming, to say the least. I felt like I was watching a loose/loose situation. Or she really didn't care bout her job or she was not well enough to go back to it. Anyway, the effort was always half hearted.
Third, the process of asking for a vote became very repeticious and mechanical. Go knock on a door, ask for a vote, hear that the bonus is important to the person and then mention that your work is also important. Over and over again. I would have rather have her meet all the 16 people together, address them as a group and see the interaction among them. I would also have liked to know a little bit about her work and her relations with the people she was asking for their help.
It was supposed to be a secret ballot in the end but immediately the two groups identified themselves. Why? It could have been a nice touch if some of the workers who chose the bonus came to wish her farewell. Not everything has to be black or white.
In short, I did not find the story very convincing and it left me kind of cold. The wife watched it with me and her reaction was similar. Perhaps we are just a moody couple. Since you liked the film so much I was not going to put my two cents of criticism here but you asked..