The Human Factor

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Film runs Thu, Jun 5 through Fri, Jun 6.

The Human Factor
La variabile umana | Bruno Oliviero, 2013
Italy | Italian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 82 minutes

Q&A with filmmaker Bruno Oliviero at both screenings.

Matters get very complicated for chief inspector Monaco (Silvio Orlando) after the murder of a high-profile member of Milan’s seedy nightlife. He is a widower with a teenage daughter, and, one night, all his neglected personal issues seem to catch up with him, forcing him out of the slump he’s been in since the death of his wife. Rendered darkly beautiful as a noir setting, Milan is the electric backdrop for this detective story that delves as much into the intimate life of one man and his daughter as into this elegant city’s underworlds. In his fiction debut, Olivierio’s extensive documentary experience is palpable in his portrait of Milan—a character in itself—as well as in the vivid and telling details with which he characterize its inhabitants.

Series: Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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