The World pays $20 Trillion for Wall Street’s Greed. Who’s Responsible?
What to look out for: Narrated in layman’s terms, it’s a crash course in ‘how to avoid an economic meltdown’.
What not to look out for: What’s not to like? It’s a brave piece of work. Oscar nominated and rightly so.
Greed, corruption, scandal, deceit; if you thought I was referring to Indian politics, then I am sorry to disappoint you. I’m talking about the reasons behind the 2008 global recession. Tracking the problem right to its source, “Inside Job” might just be the most comprehensive exposé on the issue. Matt Damon’s familiar voice guides us through this catastrophe, from the film’s inception – in Iceland to it’s very end in Washington.
The 2008 recession was the biggest to hit the American economy since the Great Depression. This global meltdown didn’t happen overnight. It was a storm that had been brewing for a long time. “Inside Job” gives a complete account with rock solid proof on who are the people responsible, what tactics they employed and how they cost the world $20 trillion. And its not just the proof that’s convincing, the director has managed to put many of the accused on the spot. And when you get to watch them stutter and stammer, there is not a shred of doubt left that they are guilty as charged. Charles Ferguson has conducted his research throughly and presents it to the world fearlessly.
If you’re thinking this is just another boring documentary, you couldn’t be more wrong. This particular documentary effectively uses great visuals (Wall Street, Iceland etc) along with interview footage that is bound to shock you. The director is like a passionate investigator following the evidence from source to meltdown. He takes you along on a ride that is sure to generate shock followed by absolute anger. Lets just say, you walk into the theatre feeling human but you will walk out feeling like the incredible hulk (seething in anger).
From regulation of derivatives to credit default swaps, from Wall Street to Washington, it is an eye opener.
Verdict: Needless to say – WATCH IT, because its going to be a long wait before a film like this is made in India.