Human capital

Human capital

DVD - 2015 | Italian
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With a lavish home and beautiful wife, hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi seemingly has it all Meanwhile, real-estate agent Dino Ossola struggles to maintain his family's middle-class existance and faces even worse financial straits when his wife announces that she is pregnant with twins. Leveraging his daughter's relationships with Giovanni's son, Dino deceives the bank and manipulates his way into the Bernaschie hedge fund. As the destinies of both families become further entwined, a fateful hit-and-run accident sets in motion a chain of events, triggering dangerous consequences that will change their lives forever.

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teddyslibrary
Jul 09, 2016

Found it well acted, and with a interesting story that intertwines the lives of several people in totally different situations. It also allows us to
see the weaknesses in the character of people who we otherwise would not suspect.
One of those movies you will ponder about afterwards.....

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MGallagher
May 13, 2016

Great movie! The story is very interesting, lots of suspense and wonderful actors.

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Ron@Ottawa
Apr 03, 2016

This film from Italy is a pretty good drama on love, infidelity, greed, and human relations in general. The title has no bearing on the story until it was explained at the very end. The connection was trivial compared to the main story, which was told in 4 chapters. But I find this chapter approach totally unnecessary. Still it is, subtitles and all, a good diversion from the usual Hollywood fare.

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cdeclercq
Feb 12, 2016

Yes, what an excellent eye-opener. This is how the 1% does business, absolutely no empathy! Money is God.There is a German saying, translated to something like" To Walk Over Corpses" to get what you want...

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JackamoJames
Dec 08, 2015

FOund it to be not unlike Wall Street of the Business World.

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voisjoe1_0
Oct 07, 2015

The construction of this film is similar to Crash, Babel, and Amores Perrores - In the beginning it seems as if it is a film consisting of separate little stories, but by the end the different characters of the different stories end up in the same story. A second viewing would be rewarding as you can then determine how the various characters are really together, not separate.

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tj_is_cool
Sep 27, 2015

Well acted movie about greed, lust and cover up.

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jimg2000
Aug 21, 2015

A interesting multi-faceted drama on the economics of capitalism and its risks on people's lives.

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papagator
Aug 10, 2015

Shot in northern Italy and spoken in Italian with English subtitles. This story is split into 4 chapters, tracing the steps of the characters involved in a hit and run accident. It's all about finding out the truth, it was enjoyable!

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jimg2000
Aug 21, 2015

Price of a human:

Massimiliano's insurance company negotiated with the family of the victim, Fabrizio Lupi, for a settlement of 218,976 euro. Sums like this are calculated based on specific parameters: the person's life expectancy, earning capacity, quantity and quality of emotional bonds. Insurance companies call this human capital

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