MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE

a film by Marc Bauder

FILM INFO

Year: 2013

Country: Germany

Runtime: 88 mins

Color

Language:German

Subtitles: English

 

 

DVD

BUY DVD

 

Synopsis

Credits

Reviews

Festivals

Press Materials

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.

CAST

Ellen Dorrit Petersen  ... Ingrid

Henrik Rafaelsen  ... Morten

Vera Vitali  ... Elin

Marius Kolbenstvedt  ... Einar

 

CREW

Directed:

Marc Bauder

 

Producer(s):

Marc Bauder, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter

 

PRESS QUOTES

"Former investment banker Rainer Voss gets his closeup in Marc Bauder's riveting documentary."

Jay Weissberg,Variety

 

"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

 

AWARDS

 

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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