'Human Capital' grapples with wealth and status

April 1, 2015 3:47 PM

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It's a hard week to be a hedge-fund manager in the movies. First Will Ferrell's character tries to "Get Hard" before reporting to San Quentin and, in "Human Capital," the privileged family of a hedge-fund manager seems to be falling apart.

The Italian-language adaptation of Stephen Amidon's novel is time-fractured, beginning at the end as a cyclist is run off the road two days before Christmas. The action then spins back six months as it launches its examination of wealth, status, desire and the literal and figurative cost of a human ...

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