Capital

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The gripping new financial thriller from Oscar-winning director Costa-Gavras (Z, Missing), starring Gabriel Byrne and Gad Elmaleh!

 

“Costa-Gavras is back with a fast-paced, cold-blooded financial thriller that lingers in the memory.” – Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“A cracking good melodrama set in a contemporary world of high finance and low cunning.” – Joe Leydon, Variety

“Entertaining … moves at breakneck speed … Costa-Gavras has lost none of his kinetic pacing or his cerebral way with thrills.” – The Globe and Mail

 

From legendary Academy Award-winning writer/director Costa-Gavras (Missing, Z) comes Capital, a fast-paced, darkly comic and suspenseful drama set in the high stakes world of global finance. When the CEO of France's Phenix Bank collapses on the golf course, Machiavellian young executive Marc Tourneuil (Gad Elmaleh, Midnight in Paris) is crowned as his replacement. A whirlwind of ruthless ambition, power struggles, greed and deception ensues as Tourneuil's brutal ascent is jeopardized by a hostile takeover attempt from a large American hedge fund led by Dittmar Rigule (Gabriel Byrne, Miller’s Crossing), erotic distractions from international supermodel Nassim (Liya Kebede), and adversaries with an agenda for destruction. Constructed from Costa-Gavras’ patented mix of breakneck thrills and biting socio-political commentary, Capital is a pointed look at how the Darwinian world of contemporary capitalism plays itself out across the global financial stage. (Dir. by Costa-Gavras, 2012, France, in French and English with subtitles, 119 mins., Rated R, Cohen Media) Digital

 

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