30.09. - 09.10.2021

Capital in the Twenty-First Century France, New Zealand 2019 | 103 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Justin Pemberton

JUSTIN PEMBERTON is a documentary film-maker from New Zealand who has hitherto been known for his portraits of sportsmen and -women.

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DOCUMENTARY Capitalism over the centuries: a statement of political bankruptcy for today’s market economy. Director Justin Pemberton has adapted the eponymous best-seller by French economist Thomas Piketty, which leads the reader in seven-league boots through the history of society, which for Piketty is the history of inequality. Flanked by interviews with economists, finance experts and historians, he broadly sketches the relationship between rich and poor, from feudalism via the French revolution, colonialism and economic crises to the present day – and beyond. The film doesn’t only present the facts, it links them to numerous pop-culture references -- from Wall Street to the Simpsons.
Original title: Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, French
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Justin Pemberton
Screenplay: Matthew Metcalfe, Justin Pemberton, Thomas Piketty; based on the book 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' by Thomas Piketty
Cast: Ian Bremmer, Lucas Chancel, Bryce Edwards, Rana Foroohar, Francis Fukuyama, Simon Johnson, Paul Mason, Suresh Naidu, Paul Piff, Thomas Piketty, Faiza Shaheen, Joseph Stiglitz, Gillian Tett, Kate Williams, Gabriel Zucman
Producer: Matthew Metcalfe
Director of Photography: Darryl Ward
Music: JB Dunckel
Production Design:
Editor: Sandie Bompar
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: Studiocanal GmbH
World Sales:
Production: GFC Films; Upside Production; NZ Film Commission
Contact: Frederik Frosch, Studiocanal:


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