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Human Capital

Human Capital
  • 2013
  • Italy/France
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paolo Virzì
  • Cast: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
  • Language: Italian
  • UK release: 26 September 2014

Wealth-obsessed Dino (Bentivoglio) risks his home and business on a bank loan to invest 700K in the hedge fund of obscenely affluent Giovanni (Gifuni), the father of his daughter's boyfriend. Virzi's cleverly-structured story, based on a novel by Stephen Amidon, is an elegant, effective thriller about the value of a human life.

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Human Capital

24 Sep 20144 stars

An impressive Italian thriller starring Valeria Golino and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

The value of a human life is a question of cold hard currency in Italian writer-director Paolo Virzì's cynical, deftly performed latest. The death of a cyclist is the starting point for a cleverly structured story detailing the shifting, dovetailing…

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