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La felicità è un sistema complesso

The Complexity of Happiness

Enrico Giusti (Valerio Mastandrea) has a unique yet incredibly useful occupation and he’s brilliant at it. His job consists of approaching incompetent senior executives who are running their businesses to the ground, and, after he befriends them, he uses his influence to convince them to leave in order to appoint new CEOs that successfully turn the companies around, thereby avoiding bankruptcy and the loss of thousands of jobs. 

But when a famous husband-and-wife entrepreneurial team die in a tragic car accident, everything changes. Enrico is suddenly charged with the task of preventing the two teenage heirs from taking the helm of an industrial group of national importance. It should be the easiest case, the culmination of his brilliant career, but things soon become difficult as the orphans make him question his choices. The unexpected arrival of his younger brother’s foreign girlfriend (Hadas Yaron) complicates things even further.

Gianni Zanasi
Valerio Mastandrea, Hadas Yaron, Giuseppe Battiston, Filippo De Carli, Camilla Martini, Paolo Briguglia, Teco Celio, Maurizio Donadoni, Matteo Martari
18+ (exemption)
Anchored by Mastandrea’s warm, subtly generous lead performance.
Gianni Zanasi

Gianni Zanasi studied philosophy at the University of Bologna before going on to study directing at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography in Rome. He made his directorial debut in 1993 with a short film, The Beautiful Attempts, which won an award at the Torino Film Festival. The Complexity of Happiness premiered at the Torino Film Festival in 2015.