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The Lithium Conspiracy is an Italian thriller with too many expository monologues for its own good. Guido Caprino stars as Giulio, an attorney for a low-level bank who is struggling to reconcile with his estranged wife and two daughters. After an international conglomerate acquires the bank, Giulio’s boss commits suicide, which means he must accompany the (sexy) new bank manager to the (fake) South American country of Queimada. Giulio’s ignorance of global corruption astonishes everyone he meets; more than one character tells him he’s dumber than he looks. But thanks to his dogged persistence, Giulio figures out how the leader of Queimada is in cahoots with the conglomerate, and how they all profit from large-scale disasters. Under the direction of Davide Marengo, The Lithium Conspiracy harkens back to slick John Grisham movies like The Firm, but its production values are no match for Hollywood. All the action sequences unfold only tepidly (at one point, Giulio and his assailant engage in a Segway chase). By the time the conspiracy wraps up, it’s clear how all of the players colluded, yet the film offers one superfluous explanation after another. The final image, Giulio flashing a peace sign, is all too much.