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Le Capital - Costa-Gavras
- Fiction


France - 2012 - 1 h 53 mn - Réalisation : Costa-Gavras - Production : Michèle Ray-Gavras - Scénario : Costa-Gavras, Karim Boukercha, Jean-Claude Grumberg, d'après le roman de Stéphane Osmont - Image : Eric Gautier - Décor : Sébastian Birchler - Montage : Yannick Kergoat, Yorgos Lamprinos - Musique : Armand Amar - Son : Olivier Hespel, Thomas Desjonqueres, Daniel Sobrino - Interprétation : Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Natacha Régnier, Céline Salette, Liya Kebede, Hippolyte Girardot, Bernard Le Coq -

Contact : Mars Films - 66, rue Miromesnil - 75008 Paris - Tél : 01 56 43 67 21 / 06 82 11 83 89 - e-mail : contact@marsfilms.com - web : www.marsdistribution.com

Corum - Opéra Berlioz Vendredi 26 octobre 2012, 20 h 30

He’s greedy. He’s a pervert. He’s cynical. And he’s the new CEO of Phoenix, the largest bank in Europe. Meet Marc Tourneuil. He’s greedy. But more. He’s a liar. But more. He’s cynical. But more. And he runs one of the largest investment funds in the world. Meet Dittmar Rigule. As Dittmar assumes control of Phoenix and of Marc’s world in a hostile takeover, two worlds will collide: the boy’s club capitalism of France vs. the high octane capitalism of the US.


Born in 1933 in Athens, Greece, Costa-Gavras settled in Paris in 1951 and took French nationality in 1968. He studied literature at the Sorbonne before attending the IDHEC. At the end of the 1950s he worked as assistant to Henri Verneuil ('Un singe en hiver'), René Clément ('Le Jour et l'Heure') and Jacques Demy ('La Baie des anges'). His first film, 'Compartiment tueurs' gained considerable success in 1965. This was followed more discreetly by 'Un homme de trop' (1967) before the triumph of 'Z' in 1969, a film that won two prizes in Cannes and two Oscars. It was the first of a political trilogy that includes 'L' Aveu' (1971) and 'Etat de siège' (1973). With impeccably orchestrated political thrillers ('Missing' won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1981 and an Oscar for the best screenplay) and dramas illustrating the violation of the Rights of Man (Hanna K., 1983), the great majority of Costa-Gavras' films are inspired by real events that show persons crushed by history. The director frequently wrote screenplays with Jorge Semprun or Franco Solinas and used the actor Yves Montand in several films. But he has also used a more intimate register, as in 'Clair de femme' (1979) and 'Conseil de famille' (1985). He stopped filming at the beginning of the 1980s because of his function at the Cinémathèque française. But he made a strong return in the USA where he directed 'La Main droite du diable' (1987) and 'Music Box' (1989). Apart from 'La Petite Apocalypse' (1992) and 'Mad City' (1996), Costa-Gavras was little present in the cinema in the 1990s. In 2002, he made the extremely successful 'Amen'. 'Le Couperet', with José Garcia and Karin Viard was released in March 2005 and 'Éden à l'ouest' in 2009.