Oscar winning ‘Inside Job’ provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.
Narrated by Matt Damon and Directed by Chalres Ferguson.
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“If you’re growing, you’re not in recession … right?” The speaker is Hank Paulson, the former US treasury secretary, and, as it happens, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs. In Charles Ferguson’s documentary about the great financial crash, Paulson’s shrugging remark sums up the attitude of the super-rich banking apparatchiks and their eager political supporters. As long as the bubble’s getting bigger, there’s no worry about the bubble contracting … right? But that is not what happens to bubbles. In 2008, the pop was heard around the world. The Guardian
Inside Job invites us to scrutinise some glib, evasive and dubious people, all but two of them in the financial business. The Observer
“Inside Job,” a sleek, briskly paced film whose title suggests a heist movie, is the story of a crime without punishment, of an outrage that has so far largely escaped legal sanction and societal stigma. The New York Times