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From the KimStim collection
Master of the Universe
A film by Marc Bauder
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Investment bankers are the real Masters of the Universe, not politicians, armies or even countries. In economic powerhouse Germany, a top banker gives a disturbing insider’s account of his emotions, motivations and predictions. Revealing a parallel universe of extreme income and merciless pressure.

A system disconnecting bankers from the outside world, unable to reflect about their work.

"Former investment banker Rainer Voss gets his closeup in Marc Bauder's riveting documentary."Jay Weissberg, Variety

"Bauder's film is a diagnosis of a system that is hopelessly sick and not being treated. Bring a stress ball to squish up as you watch."Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"Marc Bauder's quietly disturbing film is near-perfect."Eric Monder, Film Journal International

"A vertiginous look inside the bubble behind the financial bubble, with no end in sight."Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

"Like Ishmael, the sole survivor of the encounter with Moby Dick, the German banker who is the film's only subject tells a tale of another great disaster."Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews

"Marc Bauder's documentary quietly detonates the conservative notion that our largest corporations should be allowed to duke it out in metaphorical no-holds-barred cage matches."Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

Ambulante Gira de Documentales
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
DOK Leipzig
IDFA
Planete+ Doc Film Festival
  

88 minutes / color
German
Release: 2014
Copyright: 2013
DVD Sale: $29.99






Subject areas:
Economics, Ethics, Germany, KimStim Collection

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