From two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Costa-Gavras (Z, Missing) comes the darkly comic, suspenseful corporate thriller Capital, which he co-wrote and directed. Based on Stéphane Osmont’s 2004 novel of the same name and the essay "Total Capitalism" by former Credit Lyonnais president Jean Peyrelevade, it features a star-studded international cast that includes Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Bernard Le Coq, Natacha Regnier, Hippolyte Girardot and Céline Sallette. Prize winner at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Capital is a pointed commentary on how the Darwinian world of contemporary capitalism plays itself out across the global financial stage. The Cohen Film Collection has digitally remastered the foreign film and it will be released in deluxe DVD and Blu-ray.
When the CEO of giant Phenix Bank collapses on the golf course and suffers a massive heart attack, the Board of Directors look for a replacement who will have their best interests at heart. Young ambitious Machiavellian executive Marc Tourneuil sees this as his golden opportunity to advance his career and gets crowned as the new figurehead CEO. Much to the delight of the board, he declares himself as the modern Robin Hood, promising to keep robbing the poor to give to the rich. When a large American hedge fund led by the manipulative Dittmar Rigule attempts a hostile takeover, a whirlwind of ruthless ambition, power struggles, greed and deception ensues that jeopardize everything. While Tourneuil succumbs to erotic distractions from the stunning international supermodel Nassim, his adversaries plot his downfall and he finds his tenure at the top short-lived. Taking drastic measures, he lays off thousands, destroys livelihoods and engages in an insider-trading scheme to hold onto his power as money is the master.
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- Gad Elmaleh as Marc Tourneuil
- Gabriel Byrne as Dittmar Rigule
- Bernard Le Coq as Antoine de Suze
- Natacha Regnier as Diane Tourneuil
- Hippolyte Girardot as Raphaël Sieg
- Céline Sallette as Maud Baron
- Yann Sundberg as Boris Breton
- Daniel Mesguich as Jack Marmande
- Olga Grumberg as Claude Marmande
- Liya Kebede as Nassim
- Vincent Nemeth as Alain Faure
- Daniel Mesguich as Jack Marmande
- Philippe Duclos as Jean Rameur
- Bonnafet Tarbouriech as Maître Tombière
- Interviews with Cast and Crew
- In French and English with English Subtitles
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