Monday, February 2, 2009

Sundance Films: Let's Make Money

Title: Let's Make Money
Director: Erwin Wagenhofer
Potential Major Release Date: No specific U.S. release date, but looks to hit Europe in April.

Summary: With an eye toward exposing the policies and practices that affect the global economy, director Erwin Wagenhofer traverses the planet in a heroic effort to trace money as it passes through the international finance system. Making stops in First World countries and developing nations alike, the film reveals the far-reaching consequences of relaxed credit, deregulation and privatization as well as shocking examples of greed and ruthlessness (NetFlix).

Thoughts: Though it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary at Sundance, I already want to give this a bad review. Director Erwin Wagenhofer's only other film (We Feed the World) gained this review on IMDB, "Overly Gloomy And Not That Enlightening" and I can imagine the same holds true for his second documentary. The name implies a witty satire of capitalism but the trailer screams boring interviews covered with depressing footage and dark music. I think I'll pass.

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