Monday, September 22, 2014

Capital (Le capital) (2012)

Director: Costa-Gavras. Cast: Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Céline Sallette, Liya Kebede. 114 min. Rated R. France. Drama.

Before 2008, there used to be only Wall Street. Now, there's a flurry of movies about the evil power-hungry CEOs who act as Robin-Hood-for-the-rich. Costa-Gavras' new film does much better than Cronenberg's boring Cosmopolis and Stone's underachieving Wall Street 2, but isn't as insidiously creepy as Margin Call - and Scorsese's later Wolf of Wall Street has pretty much sealed the deal. In lieu of a few loose ends blamed on an imperfect screenplay, I still found this story of a newly-appointed CEO of a powerful French bank engaging - acting as another warning about larger financial storms yet to come.

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