Directed by Paolo Virzi • Drama • With Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi • 2013 • 110 minutes
Based on Stephen Amidon’s acclaimed novel, director Paolo Virzì’s HUMAN CAPITAL presents a riveting and stylish modern day morality tale of class, greed and desire. With a lavish home and beautiful wife, hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi seemingly has it all. Meanwhile, real estate agent Dino Ossala struggles to maintain his family’s middle-class existence and faces even worse financial straits when his wife announces that she is pregnant with twins. Leveraging his daughter’s relationship with Giovanni’s son, Dino deceives the bank and manipulates his way into the Bernaschi hedge-fund. As the destinies of both families become further entwined, a fateful hit and run accident sets in motion a chain of events, triggering dangerous consequences that will change their lives forever.