Detroit Film Theatre

Italian Film Festival: IL GIOIELLINO (THE JEWEL)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Italy/2011/directed by Andrea Molaioli)

Il Gioiellino is a tale of Italy’s largest corporate fraud. Ernesto Botta is a disagreeable and introverted accountant at the Rastelli's family-owned  agribusiness', quoted on the Stock Exchange and launched with confidence into new international markets. Skilled in the financial alchemy of budgets, Botta does the dirty work, carving out a few hours for a glass of fine wine, a hasty sexual escapade and a conversation in English on cassette. This reckless and irresponsible management inevitably leads the company to  the verge of bankruptcy, but Ernesto Botta has a plan for inflating the company's financial statements. In Italian with English subtitles (110 min.)