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Capital (Le Capital)

French satirical film on financial system by legendary filmmaker, followed by discussion.

(Doors open 10.20, film starts 11am sharp)

Costa-Gavras, France 2012 [15] EST, 114 mins

From legendary Academy-Award-winning writer/director Costa-Gavras comes a fast-paced, darkly-comic, suspenseful drama set in the high stakes world of global finance. When the CEO of France's Phoenix Bank collapses on a golf course, Machiavellian young executive Marc Tourneuil (Gad Elmaleh) 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), erotic distractions from international supermodel Nassim (Liya Kebede), and adversaries with an agenda for destruction. Capital is a pointed commentary on how the world of contemporary capitalism plays itself out across the global finance stage.

Nominations and a win at Munich Film Festival 2013 and San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012

Discussion led by John Green, journalist and former documentary filmmaker


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Date and Time:

12 April 2015 at 11:00 am


2 hours 30 minutes



Bolívar Hall
54 Grafton Way

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Organised by:

London Socialist Film Co-op
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Admission £10, concessions £8. Annual members £6/£4.

Available from:

Tickets are available from 10.20am at Bolivar Hall on the day and may not be booked in advance.

Additional Information:

Doors open at 10.20am for 11am.
Nearest tube: Warren Street. Overground: Euston.
Buses: 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30, 73, 88, 134, 205, 390.

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