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From The KimStim Collection
Master of the Universe

A film by Marc Bauder

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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.

"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,

"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

Ambulante Gira de Documentales
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
DOK Leipzig
Planete+ Doc Film Festival

88 minutes / Color
German / English subtitles
Release: 2014
Copyright: 2013

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Subject areas:
Economics, Ethics, Germany, KimStim Collection

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