Capital (film)

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(Le Capital)
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Produced by Michèle Ray-Gavras
Screenplay by Karim Boukercha
Jean-Claude Grumberg
Based on Le Capital 
by Stéphane Osmont
Starring Gabriel Byrne
Gad Elmaleh
Bernard Le Coq
Natacha Régnier
Hippolyte Girardot
Céline Sallette
Liya Kebede
Music by Armand Amar
Cinematography Éric Gautier
Edited by Yannick Kergoat
Yorgos Lamprinos
Distributed by Mars Distribution (France)
Release dates
  • 8 September 2012 (2012-09-08) (TIFF)
  • 14 November 2012 (2012-11-14) (France)
Running time 114 minutes
Country France
Language French

Capital (French: Le Capital) is a 2012 French drama film directed by Costa-Gavras, about ruthless ambition, power struggle, greed and deception in the international world of finance.


The film follows an executive who is appointed the new CEO of a large French bank, and upsets the bank's board of directors when he begins to take unilateral control of the bank, laying off a large number of employees and making a corrupt deal with the head of an American hedge fund.[1]

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The film received slightly above average reviews during its initial appearance at various film festivals.

It was the closing film at the Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France. It was nominated for the Golden Shell for best film, the Silver Shell for Best Director and the special jury prize at the 2012 San Sebastián International Film Festival and a FIPRESCI prize at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.[2]

The film began regular public showings on November 14, 2012.

Shown at 36th annual Mill Valley Film Festival, at the Christopher B Smith Film Centre on October 4, 2013. Costa-Gavras was present and answered questions at a Q&A conducted by Peter Coyote.[3][4]


  1. ^ "‘Capital (Le Capital)’". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  2. ^ Le Capital, list of awards on Allô-Ciné (French)
  3. ^ Hedgpeth, Sterling. "MVFF36 - Capital (Le Capital), Tribute". Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Costa-Gavras". Mill Valley Film Festival. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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