Capital

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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