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Master of the Universe

Marc Bauder

The banking crisis is an odd thing. Nobody has properly understood it. Economics is neither an elective subject at school nor part of general education. Or did you know about the importance of a rating agency before the crisis? Did you know terms such as short sale, asset-backed securities, Euro bonds or fiscal pact? No? The problem of the crisis was its complexity. Nice that there are movies like "Master of the Universe," which raise awareness. The plot: An empty, abandoned bank building in Frankfurt am Main, in whose walls a drop-out from the banking world describes in large images even the greater crisis. From his viewpoint, Rainer Voss, who easily handled millions in his hay days, talks about what really happens in the glittering world of finance. In 2013, the film won the Semaine de la Critique competition at the Festival del Film Locarno. He was also included in the pre-selection for the German Film Award in 2014, and won the award for Best Documentary at the price of the German Film Critics 2013. _Master of the Universe_ is a production of bauderfilm in co-production with NGF Geyrhalterfilm, Hessischer Rundfunk, Südwestrundfunk and arte, funded by the Hessische Filmförderung. By the way, the movie is taking place in the office building VAU in the center of Frankfurt, last year's festival center of LICHTER.

_"Voss tells of the insanity of the financial jugglers, their billion-gaming instinct, he does it discretely and cleverly."_ _Fritz Göttler, Süddeutsche Zeitung_ _"An exciting demystification of the financial world."_ _3Sat Kulturzeit_ _"A fascinating, downright creepy insight into the industry of bankers and brokers."_ _Marco Schmidt, FAZ_ _"A journey into the interior of a Moloch."_ _Herbert Spaich, SWR_

*Tickets at the door of* "Hafenkino Offenbach":http://www.hafen2.net/20-0-Hafenkino.html?show=nav _First Screening: Saturday March 29th, 2014 / 6 p.m. Deutsches Filmmuseum_

28 March 2014

08:00 h,

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Direction Marc Bauder
Country Germany
Year D 2013
Duration 88 min
Language German OV
Production bauderfilm in Koproduktion mit NGF Geyrhalterfilm, HR, SWR und arte

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