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5.7
/10
131 Ratings

Capital

Le capital

Directed by Costa-Gavras
France, 2012
Drama

Synopsis

This is the story of the unstoppable ascent of Marc Tourneuil, an expendable servant of the Capital who became its undisputed master.

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Capital Directed by Costa-Gavras

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2012 | Winner: Guipuzcoan Blood-Donors' Association Corresponding to the Solidarity Award

For all the intrigue of multiple traitors working to undermine Marc, Capital never adopts the more paranoid, constricting language of the dramatic thriller that it otherwise is, instead falling back on an arthouse-friendly de-genrefied grammar of shot/reverse shots filmed in cold, lifeless palettes.
November 03, 2013
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Plotted like an airport-bookstore novel, the movie jets between boardrooms, fancy restaurants, and mansions. Characters are continually arriving at their offices, getting in and out of limos, and talking to each other using webcams hooked up to big-screen TVs. The imagery is cliché, and therefore ineffective; the characters don’t seem to operate in the world of finance, but in the world of financial thrillers.
October 24, 2013
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…The declarations served up by these shots are unmissable, but the casualness of Costa-Gavras’s approach creates a jittery and alarming delay in the mind. Watching these gimmicks outrun their corollary indignations poses the question: If you must leave Capital disgusted, is it better to get there via comedy or outrage?
October 23, 2013
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