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Margin Call (2011)

Director:
J. C. Chandor
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Margin Call
RUNNING TIME
109 minutes
Producer:
Joe Jenckes
Robert Ogden Barnum
Corey Moosa
Michael Benaroya
Neal Dodson
Zachary Quinto
Screenwriter:
J. C. Chandor


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Sam Rogers Kevin Spacey
Sarah Robertson Demi Moore
John Tuld, CEO Jeremy Irons
Will Emerson Paul Bettany
Eric Dale Stanley Tucci
Peter Sullivan Zachary Quinto
Jared Cohen Simon Baker
Seth Bregman Penn Badgley
Ramesh Shah Aasif Mandvi
Mary Rogers Mary McDonnell
Heather Burke Ashley Williams

 

Review

J. C. Chandor has established himself as one of the great new filmmaking talents around with this his debut film, followed up by the brilliant All Is Lost in 2013. In Margin Call, he manages the trick of making Wall Street lingo and conflicts into palpable human drama, in which greed, selfishness and dishonesty is dissected and presented in all its ugliness without further disdain. If the everyman is ever to really grasp this business and understand the reasons for incidents such as the 2007-08 financial crisis, it is through this film. And thanks to a stellar ensemble cast, Margin Call is able to convey that the characters populating the investment banking business are actually normal human beings more or less.

Copyright 2.7.2017 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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