In this investigation into the causes of the 2008 global financial crisis, Oscar-nominated director Charles Ferguson delves into the culture of the American banking industry in a series of interviews with key insiders ranging from hedge fund managers to Justice Department officials to a Wall Street madam. What he finds is a “criminal industry” that “has corrupted the institutions and people who should have restrained it.” Wall Street, he argues in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, “has selected for progressively less ethical people.” His film shows the disastrous result in chilling detail. 120 minutes. English.
“‘Inside Job’ deserves to be considered an authoritative primer on the financial collapse…” — Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post