Monday, 14 February 2011

Inside Job (2011)

An insightful, hard lesson

Image: Sony Pictures

Ever wanted to know what led to the fall of the great wall street and every other financial service around the world, what cost over 20 trillion dollars and caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes? Well, Inside Job, narrated by Matt Damon (we assume Morgan Freeman was unavailable) and accompanied by a fitting soundtrack, tracks the rise and fall of this rogue industry – with diagrams – from the Great Depression to the catastrophe in 2008 and its consequences, and uncovers the shocking truth behind the meltdown through interviews with major players in the field, including politicians and financial advisors-turned-Harvard professors.

It feels good to get a breakdown of this complex world from trusted inside man Damon, but an extensive knowledge of deregulation, lobbying, derivatives, CDOs and subprime loans is needed to acquire any sort of membership to this exclusive club - with prostitute, yacht, private jet and villa benefits. Must-see TV (or film, even).

4/5

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