Master of the Universe
"It's the Economy, Stupid!" • 1h 32m
Directed by Marc Bauder • Documentary • With Rainer Voss, Angela Merkel • 2014 • 88 minutes
A brilliant documentary dissecting the global financial system as told by leading German investment banker Rainer Voss. A real life former master of the universe, Voss gives a disturbing insider's account of a frightening and merciless world, revealing a parallel universe of extreme income and merciless pressure. Voss confessional account reveals the reality behind the towering glittering façades (stunningly photographed by Börres Weiffenbach) of the financial industry's cathedrals to commerce with all its abysses, unscrupulousness and quasi-religious legalities. Where other films on the financial meltdown have focused on the epic nature of larger-than-life business, filmmaker Marc Bauder probes the mentality that made it possible in the first place. A tense drama where psychology meets finance - two things that are more closely linked than you would like to believe.
"A vertiginous look inside the bubble behind the financial bubble, with no end in sight." —The New York Times
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