It looks like Charles Ferguson is going to make a name for himself tackling huge issues from every which way possible. His last film, Oscar nominated No End in Sight took aim at the Iraq War and the backstory within the Bush Administration and this time around he’s delving into the mess of the financial crisis and its perpetrators. Narrated by Matt Damon, Inside Job appears to go that one step further by not only trying to get those responsible on camera, but also looking into the culture of Wall Street by talking to a different kind of insider–such as Kristin Davis, a madam to investment bankers. Several films have tried to tackle the state of the economy over the last few years in different ways, from Patrick Creadon’s I.O.U.S.A to Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story and Danny Schechter’s Plunder: A Crime of Our Time. I have to say I still don’t really understand what a derivative or a sub prime mortgage is or means, but from the rave reviews coming out of Cannes it looks like this may be the definitive account of the cause and situation that resulted in near economic collapse.
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.
Inside Job had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and will be released in the U.S. later this year by Sony Pictures Classics.
The official website is here