The director of “Piccola Patria” (2013) studied anthropology and cinema at the university. In “The Italian Banker” his gaze seems more like that of an entomologist who looks at his characters like frightened insects in a display case / CorriereTv
In this case, however, we find ourselves in the austere and light halls of a large Palladian villa, where an exclusive party is taking place: men in dark jackets, ladies in long dresses. However, many of them have just lost millions due to the collapse of the Banca Popolare del Nordest. There are those who feel victimized, who know exactly how things went and who, in reality almost everyone, does not tell the truth at all. Between a glass of champagne and a dance tour, the personal tensions of this work, shot in black and white, mount up to paroxysm. But the real violence explodes when the former president of the bank arrives who wants to tell his truth about the crash and has a lot to say to everyone. In fact, it is the moment of Gianfranco Carrer, a defeated banker who wants to settle accounts with his former friends and associates. However, Carrer lacks the courage to admit his own failure as a man and as a banker, and so he spills his anger on others, determined to drag them with him towards the abyss.
October 3, 2021 – Updated October 3, 2021, 6:51 pm