Want to be angry today? Then watch this trailer for Inside Job, the Charles Ferguson doc about the 2008 financial meltdown. The film wowed ’em at Cannes, and watching this trailer it’s easy to guess why: there’s nothing like getting yourself worked up into a lather of righteous indignation over the scumbag behavior of America’s financial elites.
What I took out of the coverage of Inside Job from Cannes was that this could be the movie I always wanted from Michael Moore. Smart, articulate, and very angry, but not shoddily constructed and built on shaded factual links. Of course, if Ferguson’s film is half as clear and focused as it appears to be, I’ll just spend the week that follows my screening experiencing paroxysms of impotent rage. But at least I’ll be better informed.
Sony Pictures Classics releases Inside Job on October 8. Here’s the synopsis:
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From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (“No End In Sight”), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, INSIDE JOB was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.