The Human Factor (La variabile umana)


Year: 2013
Country: ITALY
Run Time: 83 minutes

In Milan, high finance and high fashion meet up with low morals and lonely lives. Detective Monaco is tight-lipped and world-weary, deep in his shell since the death of his wife three years ago. He keeps family photos—like his emotions—locked up in a drawer. Though he’s a keen analyst and a superb cop, Monaco lacks THE HUMAN FACTOR. Monaco’s teenage daughter Linda is desperate for his attention, but his attitude toward her is frosty. Coke-fueled murders have become commonplace on Monaco’s beat, and he wants out. But when a high roller known to party with underage girls is found dead in a pool of blood, Monaco’s boss orders him to take the case. When Linda arrives at the station in the back of a patrol car, Monaco’s closely circumscribed world threatens to unravel completely. Actors Silvio Orlando (Monaco) and Alice Raffaelli (Linda) are outstanding, performing a sad tango of father-daughter aloofness and longing. (In Italian with subtitles) —B.B.

Bruno Oliviero

Lionello Cerri, Gabriella Manfrč

Valentina Cicogna, Doriana Leondeff, Bruno Oliviero

Renaud Personnaz

Carlotta Cristiani

Principal Cast
Silvio Orlando, Giuseppe Battiston, Sandra Ceccarelli, Alice Raffaelli, Renato Sarti, Arianna Scommegna, Giorgia Senesi

Director Bio
Bruno Oliviero grew up in the southern suburbs of Naples. After studying anthropology and starting in the theater in Naples in the late 90s, he began making documentaries that attracted recognition on the international festival circuit. He now lives in Milan and focuses on films about that city.

Select Filmography
"MM Milano Mafia" (2011), "Milano 55,1" (2011), "Il giudice e il segreto di stato" (2012), THE HUMAN FACTOR (2013)

Print Source


Community Partner

Italian Cultural Garden Foundation

Italian Consulate

Media Partner

La Gazzetta Italiana

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