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Review: Greed Is Not Good In Costa-Gavras' 'Le Capital'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2013 7:07 PM
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Since they figured out how make pictures move, filmmakers have long been fond of using one of the seven deadly sins—greed—as the thematic driving force of their films. From Erich Von Stronheim's compromised masterpiece "Greed" to the slimy dealings of Gordon Gecko in two "Wall Street" movies and beyond, there has been no shortage of characters corrupted by currency. But with the worldwide economy in a more precarious state than ever, and as the term "too big too fail" becomes a rich irony, never before has such subject matter carried so much dramatic potential.

Watch: Trailer For Costa-Gavras’ Financial World Film ‘Capital’ With Gad Elmaleh & Gabriel Byrne

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 2:43 PM
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Oh, here's one we totally forgot about. Announced forever ago, the latest from director Costa-Gavras (the man behind "Z" and "Missing") finds him tackling the topical financial world in his latest effort, "Le Capital." And we have to be honest, we're not quite sure what to make of it.

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