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429 Ratings

Human Capital

Il capitale umano

Directed by Paolo Virzì
Italy, France, 2013


A cyclist is hit and killed by a speeding car one dark winter’s night. The car belongs to Massimiliano, son of the rich finance acrobat Giovanni Bernaschi. But who was in the driver’s seat that fatal night?

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Human Capital Directed by Paolo Virzì

Awards & Festivals

European Film Awards

2014 | 2 nominations including: European Director

Tribeca Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Actress (Narrative Feature)

Chicago International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Art Direction (Gold Plaque)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2014 | 7 wins including: Guglielmo Biraghi Award

2014 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress

A taut, cleverly tailored piece of filmmaking.
February 21, 2015
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Human Capital gives the tired trope of cutting between overlapping stories a welcome shot of adrenaline, using it not just to compare and contrast tangentially related stories, but to show how people caught up in their private dramas can overlook or misinterpret the people around them—especially those who have less power, whether because of their gender, their class, their age, or some combination of the three.
April 25, 2014
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Perfectly cast with actors who give life to very recognizable Italian types, “Capital” confirms Paolo Virzi as one of the more dynamic directors on the peninsula, blending biting commentary with expert narrational skills.
April 14, 2014
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