Human Capital Il capitale umano

dir. Paolo Virzì 2013 Italy, France 111 min.
2014 – Tribeca FF: Best Actress Award
A story about the problems and pitfalls of cultural degradation, greed, and excessive ambition.

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 rich and venerated one of Bernaschi. Through a sophisticated narration divided into four chapters, adapted by an American noir novel, the film explores human and inhuman ambitions, generational conflicts and social splendour and misery of a North Italian province, ending with a mocking flavour epilogue that does not seem to fulfill anybody.

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