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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.