Marc Bauder
Master of the universe
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Master of the universe

Master of the universe

Marc Bauder

2013
88 min.
Germany
English and German
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

The masters of the universe are not politicians or armies or governments. The true masters of the universe are investment banks.

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Marc Bauder
Sound
B. Fleischmann
Distribution
Docs Barcelona Distribution
Production
Gunter Hanfgarn
Cinematography
Boerres Weiffenbach
Film editing
Hansjoerg Weissbrich, Rune Schweitzer
Producers
Bauderfilm, Co-Production Company: NGF Geyrhalterfilm
Screenplay
Marc Bauder
Synopsis

The masters of the universe are not politicians or armies or governments. The true masters of the universe are investment banks.

A powerful German banker gives us a disturbing vision of their emotions, motivations and predictions, while revealing a parallel universe of exorbitant incomes and ruthless pressure.

We discover a system that isolates bankers from the rest of the world and makes them incapable of reflecting on their own jobs.

About the direction
Marc Bauder

Marc Bauder

Director

Marc Bauder was born in 1974 in Stuttgart (Germany). He studied Business Administration and then he...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

2014
DocsBarcelona Festival
Edició 2014
2014
Docs del Mes · December
Edició 2014

Awards and festivals

Locarno FF, Prix Semaine de la Critique
Switzerland, 2013
Fact Award. CPH:DOX
Denmark, 2013
DOK Leipzig
Germany, 2013
IDFA
Netherlands, 2013
The European Film Academy
Europe, 2014
DocsBarcelona
Catalonia, 2014
Marc Bauder
Master of the universe
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Reviews

The film is a vertiginous look inside the bubble behind the financial bubble, with no end in sight.

— The New York Times, Nicolas Rapold

Former investment banker Rainer Voss gets his closeup in Marc Bauder's riveting documentary.

— Variety, Jay Weissberg

Bauder's film is a diagnosis of a system that is hopelessly sick and not being treated.

— Village Voice, Alan Scherstuhl
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