Italian
Film
Festival
2019
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HUMAN CAPITAL
Il capitale umano R21
Advisory: Sexual scenesDirector: Paolo Virzì
Genre: Drama
Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Duration: 111 minLanguage: In Italian with English subtitles
Rating: R21

Winner of 7 David di Donatello awards (Italian Oscars)

HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected.

This multi-layered drama serves up an absorbing treatise on how the rich can ride roughshod over the ‘little people’ when their security is threatened.