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Based on a true story, Drama
In the mid-2000s, a disparate group of four outsiders in the banking industry noticed something that the banks, media and government all failed to spot: the looming collapse of the U.S. housing market and global financial crisis. Armed with this information, they came up with a plan dubbed ‘The Big Short’, taking on the supposedly infallible institutions, even though nobody took them seriously. What follows is a fascinating portrait of four anti-heroes increasingly amazed at events building up around them and the callous incompetence of its perpetrators. This witty and hyper farce presents complex and little understood information in an inventive, accessible manner, producing an entertaining drama that always retains its sense of anger and injustice.
A film guide that looks at Boom Bust Boom (2015), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Fun and thought provoking activities to support a visit to the Into Film Festival to view a film from the Game Changers strand.
This absorbing and all-too-topical thriller follows the high-powered players at an investment bank over a tense 24 hours.
14+ years 106 mins
This smart Oscar-nominated documentary does a fine job of explaining the origins of the credit crunch in an entertaining and jaw-dropping manner.
14+ years 104 mins
This film about US high finance made ruthless corporate moneyman Gordon Gekko one of cinema's great villains, even idolised by some bank executives.
14+ years 126 mins
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After a bumper year of cinema, our Film Programming Assistant Michael runs you through the highlights, before revealing the whole team's Top 5 of 2016.
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