Capital

2013

Capital

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58%

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47%

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From legendary Academy Award (R)-winning writer/director Costa-Gavras (Missing, Z) comes CAPITAL, a fast-paced, darkly comic, 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, "Vikings," "In Treatment"), erotic distractions from international supermodel Nassim (Liya Kebede), and adversaries with an agenda for destruction. CAPITAL is a pointed commentary on how the Darwinian world of contemporary capitalism plays itself out across the global financial stage. (c) Cohen

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Cast

Gad Elmaleh
as Marc Tourneuil
Gabriel Byrne
as Dittmar Rigule
Natacha Régnier
as Natacha Régnier
Céline Sallette
as Maud Baron
Hippolyte Girardot
as Raphael Sieg
Daniel Mesguich
as Jack Marmande
Olga Grumberg
as Claude Marmande
Bernard Le Coq
as Antoine de Suze
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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (18)

  • Director Costa-Gavras takes a vaguely facetious tone toward the evils of global finance, which he concludes is a game for gluttonous boys.

    Nov 1, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    John Anderson

    Newsday
    Top Critic
  • It's a bit like what The Godfather would have been if it had been set in "The Bank of Evil" from Despicable Me -- and if its antihero were a cipher instead of Michael Corleone.

    Nov 1, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • What's lacking is most surprising from this dissident filmmaker: the emotional outrage.

    Nov 1, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The famously left-leaning Costa-Gavras is preaching to the choir in his indignation, but he does so in slick, brisk fashion.

    Nov 1, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • In the end, "Capital" is just a dark comic sketch of bald-faced greed, with little nuance or real feeling.

    Nov 1, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic
  • "Capital" is too cynical to ever really suggest that redemption is possible. Not that anyone watching will even care.

    Oct 31, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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