'Le Capital' film screened at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013, was attended by Director Costa Gavras ( Eden is West, Le Couperet ) & actor Gabriel Byrne ( Secret State, In Treatment ). The red carpet was flooded with journalists eager to get into some chat with the duo.
The film concentrates on the lows of the 2008 economic crisis, whereby the film showcases the dirty dealings in boardroom politics, corruption on differing levels, and of course no film about high profile business would be complete without undercover dealings. The plot centres on the rise and greed for money of Marc Tourneuil ( Gad Elmaleh -Midnight in Paris, Priceless ), a up and rising newcomer who due to circumstance becomes the CEO of Phenix Bank, and will stop at nothing to ensure that he is the top boss controlling the money. He believes that life exists as such, and there is no in between, showing a ruthless streak. Board members plot and plan that this appointment is simply a temporary measure and try to lure Marc Tourneuil into the deep end. His friend and ally Dittmar Rigule (Gabriel Byrne) tries to help him in his quest for holding on to the 'top job' whilst secretly plotting to take complete control of the French bank. Of course Mark Tourneuil sees this coming and this antagonist situation provides further sub plots throughout the film.
The film is mostly in French with English subtitles.
I managed to quickly chat with Gabriel Byrne on the red carpet
Acclaimed Greek/French Director Costa Gavras after the screening of his movie in Dublin, as part of the Film Festival, was presented with the Festival achievement award, The Volta.
Gabriel Byrne, has many new upcoming projects and one of his most recent is Vikings, which was filmed in Ireland, currently in post-production, as well as a film in Chicago (details unreleased as yet).