Human Capital

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2014
  • Running time: 111 min
HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will... read more
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HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

Original Release

01/09/2014

Cast

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Carla Bernaschi
Valeria Golino Roberta
Fabrizio Gifuni Giovanni Bernaschi
Fabrizio Bentivoglio Dino Ossola
Matilde Gioli Serena Ossola
Guglielmo Pinelli Massimiliano Bernaschi
Luigi Lo Cascio Donato, il professor Russomanno
Isabelle Tanakil La signora Pierret
Paolo Pierobon Lo zio Davide
Giovanni Anzaldo Luca Ambrosini
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Paolo Virzì

Writers

Paolo Virzì, Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo, Stephen Amidon

Cast

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Carla Bernaschi
Valeria Golino Roberta
Fabrizio Gifuni Giovanni Bernaschi
Fabrizio Bentivoglio Dino Ossola
Matilde Gioli Serena Ossola
Guglielmo Pinelli Massimiliano Bernaschi
Luigi Lo Cascio Donato, il professor Russomanno
Isabelle Tanakil La signora Pierret
Paolo Pierobon Lo zio Davide
Giovanni Anzaldo Luca Ambrosini
Silvia Cohen Adriana Crosetti
Gigio Alberti Giampi
Vincent Nemeth L'avvocato Gérard Pierret
Alessandro Betti L'assessore
Bebo Storti L'ispettore
Federica Fracassi La critica teatrale Rosanna Bertoncelli
Pia Engleberth La signora Ester
Michael Sart Jean Louis, l'assistente di Bernaschi (as Nicola Centonze)
Fulvio Milani Altro amico di Bernaschi
Gianluca Di Lauro Fabrizio, il cameriere in bici

Producers

Editors

Cecilia Zanuso

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