WITH VALERIA BRUNI TEDESCHI, FABRIZIO BENTIVOGLIO, VALERIA GOLINO, FABRIZIO GIFUNI, LUIGI LO CASCIO, GIOVANNI ANZALDO, MATILDE GIOLI, GUGLIELMO PINELI AND GIGIO ALBERTO AND WITH DI BEBO STORTI
Based on Stephen Amidon's homonymous novel, “human capital” is an intense movie directed by Paolo Virzì who wisely creates a thriller plot to describe rich and poor's unhappiness in a society where one's own value is established by money.
During a cold winter night, a cyclist is hit by a SUV and then abandoned to agonize in the frozen snow. The mysterious episode, on which the police will investigate, connects the events of the members of two families: the petty-bourgeois family of Ossola and the one rich and venerated of Bernaschi. Through a sophisticated narration divided into four chapters, freely adapted by American noir novel, the film explores human and inhuman ambitions, generational conflicts and social splendor and misery of North Italy province, ending with a mocking flavor epilogue that does not seem to fulfill anybody.
19 nominations at David di Donatello 2014 and winner in the following categories: Best Picture; Best Scrip to Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo and Paolo Virzì; best Leading Actress to Valeria Bruni Tedeschi; Best Supporting Actress to Valeria Golino; Best Supporting Actor to Fabrizio Gifuni; Best Editing to Cecilia Zanuso; Best Sound to Roberto Mozzarelli
Winner at Silver Ribbons 2014 in the following categories: Director of the Best Picture to Paolo Virzì; Best Script to Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo to Paolo Virzì; Best Leading Actor to Fabrizio Bentivoglio and Fabrizio Gifuni; Best Scenography to Mauro Radaelli; Best Editing to Cecilia Zanuso; Best Live Sound to Roberto Mozzarelli
Winner of the Globo d’oro as Best Picture 2014
Guglielmo Biraghi Award to Matilde Gioli
Nomination Best Picture to Paolo Virzì ans Best Actress Award to Valeria Bruni Tedeschi at Tribeca Film Festival 2014
Italian candidate at selections for Best Foreign Film at Oscars 2015