MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE
a film by Marc Bauder
Runtime: 88 mins
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.
Ellen Dorrit Petersen ... Ingrid
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Morten
Vera Vitali ... Elin
Marius Kolbenstvedt ... Einar
Marc Bauder, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
"Former investment banker Rainer Voss gets his closeup in Marc Bauder's riveting documentary."
"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
Europa Cinemas Label - Berlinale Panorama
New Talent Grand Pix - CPH PIX
Screenwriting Award - Sundance FF
Golden Tulip, International Competition - Istanbul FF
FIPRESCI Award - Kraków OFF Plus Camera
Best Director - Athens IFF
Grand Prix - Cinessonne Festival of European Cinema
Film of the Year - Norwegian Film Critics’ Association
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