“This slick, stylish fusion of class critique and murder mystery confirms Paolo Virzì as one of Italy’s more dynamic directors.” Jay Weissberg, Variety
On a wet winter night in Italy’s affluent north, a waiter is run off the road by an SUV and killed, entwining the fates of two families of very different social standing. Set against the aftermath of the European economic crash, secrets are everywhere, but vanity and greed are in plain view in a world where a person’s value is measured in euros.
Based on the novel by Stephen Amidon, Human Capital (dir. Paulo Virzi) is an engrossing thriller that paints a bleak and tragic portrait of current Italian society. Deceptively simple at first but building with perfect pace, Human Capital examines and reexamines the circumstances surrounding the accident with each of four chapters told from the perspective of a different character. Deceptions and cover-ups are deliberately and cleverly revealed right up to the final moments.
2015 Oscars: Italian contender for Best Foreign Language Picture
WINNER Best Picture & Best Screenplay
David di Donatello Awards 2014
WINNER Best Director, Best Screenplay & Best Cinematography
Nastrid’Argento Awards 2014
Opening in cinemas nationally Thursday 4 December.
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