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Capital (2012)

Le capital (original title)
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The newly appointed CEO of a giant European investment bank works to hold on to his power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy out his company.

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Costa-Gavras

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Karim Boukercha (screenplay), Costa-Gavras (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gad Elmaleh ... Marc Tourneuil
Gabriel Byrne ... Dittmar Rigule
Natacha Régnier ... Diane Tourneuil
Céline Sallette ... Maud Baron
Liya Kebede ... Nassim
Hippolyte Girardot ... Raphaël Sieg
Daniel Mesguich ... Jack Marmande
Olga Grumberg Olga Grumberg ... Claude Marmande
Bernard Le Coq Bernard Le Coq ... Antoine de Suze
Philippe Duclos ... Jean Rameur
Yann Sundberg Yann Sundberg ... Boris Breton
Éric Naggar Éric Naggar ... Théo Craillon
John Warnaby John Warnaby ... Stanley Greenball
Jean-Marie Frin Jean-Marie Frin ... L'oncle Bruno
Bonnafet Tarbouriech ... Maître Tombière
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When the CEO of France's Phenix Bank collapses on the golf course, Machiavellian young executive Marc Tourneuil 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, erotic distractions from international supermodel Nassim, and adversaries with an agenda for destruction. Written by Cohen Media Group

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Drama

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Rated R for sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Goofs

In a dinner scene towards 67 minutes into the film, the liquid level in a bottle in front of Marc Tourneuil keep on changing between shots. See more »

Quotes

Marc Tourneuil: Democratizing luxury goods seems salutary to me... _I didn't know it was such fun to spout crap._... for happiness.
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Tous titres écrits et composées par Alban Sautour
Editions musicales KG Productions
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would be better if it got darker
9 September 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Marc Tourneuil (Gad Elmaleh) is an ambitious executive of the French Phenix Bank. When the CEO becomes incapacitated with cancer, he handpicks Tourneuil as the replacement CEO. He's surrounded by enemies. When he starts pushing to be more than a figurehead for the old CEO, he even loses that support. The only support comes from an American hedge fund minority shareholder Dittmar Rigule (Gabriel Byrne). The problem is that his support comes with strings attached. There is also underwear supermodel Nassim that has caught the eye of the married Tourneuil.

This starts off well. I like the corporate intrigue and the paranoid backstabbing. Some of the arguing from the wife and their family does border on naivety. I like the morally dubious protagonist better. However the movie slips as it tries to shoehorn a Hollywood happy ending. It would be better to keep a noir edge to the end. The last half has too many simplistic turns. I would be much happier with a murkier darker progression.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

14 November 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kapital See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,400, 27 October 2013

Gross USA:

$101,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,822,849
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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