HUMAN CAPITAL

Paolo Virzì

With Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Gifuni, Luigi Lo Cascio

Cinema release: January 2014
From: Human Capital by Stephen Amidon
Written by: Paolo Virzì, Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo
Produced by: Indiana Production
Coproduced by: Rai Cinema, Manny Films
In collaboration with: Motorino Amaranto
With the contribution: Eurimages, Ministero Italiano per i beni e le attività culturali
International Sales: BAC Films
Awards: 7 David di Donatello Awards; 4 Golden Ciak 2014; 7 Silver Ribbon Awards; 1 Golden Globe Best Movie; 1 Tribeca Film Festival Award.
Italian candidate for the 2015 Academy Awards’ selection as Best Foreign Movie.

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.