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Human Capital (2013)

Il capitale umano (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 9 January 2014 (Italy)
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The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.

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Paolo Virzì

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Stephen Amidon (novel), Paolo Virzì (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Dino Ossola
Matilde Gioli ... Serena Ossola
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Carla Bernaschi
Guglielmo Pinelli Guglielmo Pinelli ... Massimiliano Bernaschi
Fabrizio Gifuni ... Giovanni Bernaschi
Gigio Alberti Gigio Alberti ... Giampi
Valeria Golino ... Roberta
Silvia Cohen Silvia Cohen ... Adriana Crosetti
Luigi Lo Cascio ... Donato, il professor Russomanno
Bebo Storti Bebo Storti ... L'ispettore
Giovanni Anzaldo Giovanni Anzaldo ... Luca Ambrosini
Paolo Pierobon Paolo Pierobon ... Lo zio Davide
Gianluca Di Lauro Gianluca Di Lauro ... Fabrizio, il cameriere in bici
Stefano Fiorentino Stefano Fiorentino ... Amico e socio di Bernaschi
Fulvio Milani Fulvio Milani ... Altro amico di Bernaschi
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Dino Ossola, a small-time real estate agent who dreams of bigger things ; Serena Ossola, his teenage daughter who dates a spoilt rich brat ; Carla Bruneschi, an actress who has given up her career to marry a wealthy businessman ; Massimiliano Giovanni Bernaschi, her husband, a powerful player ; Massimiliano Bernaschi, the troubled son of the Bernaschis' ; Roberta Ossola, a psychologist, Dino's second wife ; Donato Russomano, a brilliant drama teacher who is stuck on Carla ; Luca Ambrosini, a teenager frowned upon by others ; an anonymous cyclist... They are all shareholders of the human capital. Errr... all? Really? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Official submission of Italy to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

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Remade as Human Capital (2019) See more »

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"Our models are all wrong!"; or, One man's capital gains are another man's capital crime,
1 September 2015 | by The_late_Buddy_RyanSee all my reviews

An involving drama from Italy, relocated from someplace like Greenwich, CT (the setting of the novel it's based on) to somewhere near Lake Como—no problem there… It takes place during the mini–financial crisis of 1997, and it's one of those slightly tricky movies where the main characters each get a "chapter" to themselves, so the tone can vary from scene to scene.

First, an overeager investor plays up to a slick hedge-fund guy (Fabrizio Gifuni of "The Best of Youth") when their teenage kids start dating; this comes across like a broad Alberto Sordi comedy from the 60s. Next, the hedge-fund guy's regretful wife, a former actress (a great performance by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), tries to reimagine her past while she tours a derelict theater, a haunting scene that recalls Fellini…

Finally, picking up from a trigger event in the opening chapter—a cyclist is run off the road by a speeding SUV—the investor's intense teenage daughter (a great performance by Matilde Gioli) tries to make everything right, and almost succeeds. This "chapter" is played pretty straight, and it moves right along. There's one of those moments where you may ask yourself, "Why would she…?" (the only possible answer being "Because if she didn't, there wouldn't be a movie!"), and the ending may seem a little rushed, but otherwise the pacing's pretty tight, and, unless you're a raving free-marketeer, the social commentary is right on the money. Interesting that movie plots can be outsourced now, along with everything else….


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Language:

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Release Date:

9 January 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

El capital humano See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,669, 19 January 2015

Gross USA:

$158,549

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,113,941
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2.35 : 1
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