Human Capital (Il capitale umano)


The Kubrick at Central Grade School Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Friends Only Screenings
Release Year:2013
Runtime:110 min.
Production Country:Italy
Original Language:Italian
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Fabrizio Bentivoglio
Valeria Golino
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Fabrizio Gifuni
Luigi Lo Cascio
Bebo Storti
Director:Paolo Virzì
Produced by:Marco Cohen
Fabrizio Donvito
Benedetto Habib
Screenwriter:Paolo Virzì
Francesco Bruni
Francesco Piccolo
Cinematography:Jérôme Alméras
Editing By:Cecilia Zanuso
Music By:Carlo Virzì


This Italian box office hit begins at the end, when a waiter is run off the road by an SUV while biking home on a wintry night. We follow the lives of three inextricably linked families as they tumble toward this ill-fated event, and ultimately discover what happened that night. This stylish murder mystery pieces clues across chapters from the perspectives of three characters at various positions in the social hierarchy: Dino, an anxious social climber trying to save himself from bankruptcy; Celia, the matriarch of a wealthy and unassailable family; and finally Serena, Dino’s teenage daughter caught between their worlds. Set in the wake of the recent financial crisis, “Human Capital” is an engrossing study of family and class, featuring flawless performances and beautiful production design woven together to drive home the film’s ultimate message: that the lives of “little people” are disposable when power is threatened.