The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.

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Paolo Virzì

Writers:

Stephen Amidon (novel), Paolo Virzì (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Dino Ossola
Matilde Gioli ... Serena Ossola
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Carla Bernaschi
Guglielmo Pinelli Guglielmo Pinelli ... Massimiliano Bernaschi
Fabrizio Gifuni ... Giovanni Bernaschi
Gigio Alberti Gigio Alberti ... Giampi
Valeria Golino ... Roberta
Silvia Cohen Silvia Cohen ... Adriana Crosetti
Luigi Lo Cascio ... Donato, il professor Russomanno
Bebo Storti Bebo Storti ... L'ispettore
Giovanni Anzaldo Giovanni Anzaldo ... Luca Ambrosini
Paolo Pierobon Paolo Pierobon ... Lo zio Davide
Gianluca Di Lauro Gianluca Di Lauro ... Fabrizio, il cameriere in bici
Stefano Fiorentino Stefano Fiorentino ... Amico e socio di Bernaschi
Fulvio Milani Fulvio Milani ... Altro amico di Bernaschi
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Dino Ossola, a small-time real estate agent who dreams of bigger things ; Serena Ossola, his teenage daughter who dates a spoilt rich brat ; Carla Bruneschi, an actress who has given up her career to marry a wealthy businessman ; Massimiliano Giovanni Bernaschi, her husband, a powerful player ; Massimiliano Bernaschi, the troubled son of the Bernaschis' ; Roberta Ossola, a psychologist, Dino's second wife ; Donato Russomano, a brilliant drama teacher who is stuck on Carla ; Luca Ambrosini, a teenager frowned upon by others ; an anonymous cyclist... They are all shareholders of the human capital. Errr... all? Really? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Greed and familial destruction
6 July 2015 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Directed by Paolo Virzi based on the novel by American author Stephen Amidon this film is one of those that requires full attention so that the myriad aspects of individual views of a lifestyle and an incident seep in slowly.

The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve. The intertwined cast of characters are Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), a small-time real estate agent who dreams of bigger things, Serena Ossola (Matilde Gioli), his teenage daughter who dates a spoiled rich brat, Carla Bruneschi (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi – beautiful and brilliant as always), an actress who has given up her career to marry a wealthy businessman, Giovanni Bernaschi (Fabrizio Gifuni), her husband, a powerful player, Massimiliano Bernaschi (Guglielmo Pinelli), the troubled son of the Bernaschis', Roberta Ossola (Valeria Golino), a psychologist, Dino's second wife, Donato Russomano (Luigi Lo Cascio), a brilliant drama teacher who is enamored by Carla, Luca Ambrosini (Giovanni Anzaldo), a teenager frowned upon by others, and an anonymous cyclist. They are all shareholders of the human capital. The story is divided into four chapters, seen from the point of view of three characters, plus a final chapter. The score was written and performed by Amy Winehouse. In Italian with English subtitles.

A tough movie to watch but on made with sophistication.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

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Release Date:

9 January 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Human Capital See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,669, 19 January 2015

Gross USA:

$158,549

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,113,941
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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