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CON­SID­ER­ING the de­tails of the GFC are so com­plex, you have to give big credit to film­maker Charles Fer­gu­son. His in­tel­li­gent, Academy Award-win­ning doco about the crip­pling fi­nan­cial event clearly and con­cisely pieces it all to­gether for the layman to un­der­stand and be to­tally out­raged about. The lax reg­u­la­tion, greedy bas­tards and a whole lot of fraud­u­lent fi­nan­cial and amoral be­hav­iours that al­most caused the world’s fi­nan­cial sys­tem to go belly-up are all spelled out here, nam­ing, blam­ing and sham­ing. This com­pelling out­line of the sys­tem­atic pro­cesses and high lev­els of cor­po­rate corruption in the US bank­ing sec­tor – and some may say the po­lit­i­cal sec­tor too – that led to the catas­tro­phe should stu­pefy, in­fu­ri­ate and amaze.

Ex­tras: ★★★½The com­men­tary with di­rec­tor Charles Fer­gu­son and pro­ducer Au­drey Marrs is a lit­tle up and down but the chat­ter about the shoot­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and mak­ing the scenes vis­ually in­ter­est­ing and the in­for­ma­tion ac­ces­si­ble is in­ter­est­ing stuff, plus there’s a fas­ci­nat­ing mak­ing-of and a size­able col­lec­tion of deleted in­ter­view scenes.

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