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Bemorepanda collected 10 unusual detective stories, psychological thrillers about the games of the mind and original projects of famous directors.
The action of the three episodes of this series takes place in one hotel room, but at different times. Visitors discuss their personal lives, scandals, and even plan crimes.
Secret agent Ethan Burke travels to the small town of Wayward Pines to investigate the disappearance of two colleagues. And one of the disappeared is the former lover of the protagonist. Near the destination, he has an accident and comes to his senses already in the hospital. Burke soon discovers that in Wayward Pines all residents are being watched, and the city is surrounded by a wall. There are more and more questions.
Detectives interrogate suspects at police stations in four countries. In each case, you need to find your own approach to a possible criminal in order to make him tell the truth. And the dialogue turns into a psychological duel.
Too Old to Die Young
Policeman Martin is trying to find the killer of his partner. But the hero hides evidence from colleagues and plunges into the world of the yakuza, the Russian mafia and the Mexican cartels. Soon, Martin himself turns into a killer. Meanwhile, the killer of his partner is trying to escape.
Tales from the Loop
A small American city is located above the "Loop" - the center where scientists conduct experiments and "make the impossible possible." Because of this, absolutely fantastic events often happen to residents: schoolchildren stop time, two friends change bodies, and a guard moves to a parallel world.
A young family hires a nanny for their child. The girl who came to their house is closed and very religious. But the problem is not only in it - with the baby and mother, too, everything is very strange.
The chief of the Shawshank prison commits suicide. His successor decides to open one of the abandoned blocks and discovers in him a mysterious man who knows only Henry Diver, who has long left Castle Rock. The diver is returning to his hometown, but further events take an ever more terrible turn.
Owen has serious mental problems, which are aggravated by constant criticism of his family. Annie for many years can not forgive himself for the death of his sister. Heroes are found in an experimental clinic, where they are offered to undergo a new treatment and fix their lives. Soon, Owen and Annie realize that together they can overcome any difficulties.
Programmer Sergey is invited to the secret department of Amaya, where the team of developers works with a new quantum computer. He soon disappears. The bride of Sergei Lily Chan - also an employee of this company - is sure that the leadership is behind the loss. She begins her own investigation.
Each season of this anthology tells a new story. In the mid-19th century, an expedition led by explorer John Franklin aboard the Terror and Erebus ships set off for the northern coast of Canada. Both ships are stuck in the ice. And soon the teams are faced with a supernatural enemy. The events of the second season unfold in a Japanese camp during the Second World War, where mysterious murders take place.
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The current situation in the world will clearly lead to a sad outcome - we will certainly face another financial crisis. It is difficult to prepare for it, but you can try to understand the mechanisms of capital, including through cinema. We have collected some interesting movies about the financial collapse and the tragedies that accompany it.
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The best movies on the financial crisis to watch before the financial crisis strikes
What to do on weekends if the stock exchanges are closed but you don’t want to break away from investment topics? You can watch movies about the financial markets and the life of traders - we have collected the best for you.
10. American Psycho (2000)
During the day, he is no different from others, and in the crowd, you will not pay attention to him. But at night, this well-bred citizen turns into a sophisticated killer, terrorizing the sleeping city.
The modern savage, who despises the laws of humanity, feeds only on the sizzling flame of his hatred, which grows with each new crime. An avalanche of horror is approaching a critical point. Soon there will come a time when it will no longer be possible to stop it.
American Psycho is a film that is a true polymorphism of the cinematic genre; in other words: it can take on many forms that only become apparent upon closer inspection.
Thus, an ordinary viewer, viewed superficially, can only see a film that is strange in its grotesque and sadism, the meaning of which lies in a perverted craving for murder and attempts to attract the viewer with scenes of unjustified harshness.
But "American Psycho" is not so simple at all, and upon careful analysis, it makes sense, even with moral overtones.
9. Rogue Trader (1999)
The film directed by James Dearden, "The Swindler," tells about the infamous trader Nick Leeson, who ruined the English bank Barings. The film is based on Leeson's own memoir, How I Bankrupted the Barings. Confessions of a Fraud Trader.
The film's hero, a talented trader, played by Ewan McGregor, gets a job at one of the oldest and most revered banks in the UK, Barings. At first, the management could not get enough of a young specialist. But then Leeson makes a mistake. To return the money lost on the stock exchange to clients, he is forced to come up with a multi-stage scam...
"The stock exchange is the big casino." ("Swindler")
8. Trading Places (1983)
Eddie Murphy plays Billy Ray Valentine, a destitute man who becomes a financial manager after a bet between two successful stockbrokers.
His predecessor, Louis Winthorpe III of Duke & Duke Commodities Brokers (Dan Aykroyd), suffered his first defeat.
Finally, the two form a partnership and plot retribution against the stockbrokers who had previously used both of them as pawns in a bet.
Dealing with orange juice contracts, they end up bankrupting financial jugglers. A hilarious and enjoyable comedy based on Mark Twain's short story "The Million Pound Note".
"Hey we're losing all our fucking money and Christmas is just around the corner and I won't have the money to buy my son G.I. Joe with kung fu!" Billy Ray says
7. Boiler Room (2000)
Another film inspired by the biography of Jordan Belfort is about 19-year-old Seth Davis (Giovanni Ribisi). Seth was kicked out of college and opened an underground casino in his apartment. However, his father - a judge - is dissatisfied with his son's activities.
One day, one of the clients offers the guy a job at the brokerage company J.T. Marlin, where brokers earn more per month than Seth earns in his casino in a year. In order to get the family's approval, he decides to start working for the company. However, he gradually learns that J.T. Marlin is running fraudulent schemes, deceiving customers.
— No unsuccessful calls: either you sell shares to the client, or he sells the reason for the refusal. Either way, there is a sale. But who closes it - him or you? Be persistent. ("Boiler")
6. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Many film critics consider this film the best of Martin Scorsese's career. Biographical tape in the genre of black comedy, directed by the director, tells about the life of a successful trader Jordan Belfort.
In the late 1980s, the film's character, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, becomes a broker at an investment bank. Soon the bank declares bankruptcy due to the sudden collapse of the Dow Jones index. On the advice of his wife, Jordan gets a job in a small brokerage house that trades in "penny" shares of small-cap companies.
"The cheapest commodity is what other people think of you." ("The Wolf of Wall Street")
The hero quickly adapts to the new environment and soon opens his own brokerage company. For ten years, Jordan has been scamming, earning millions, and burning his life. Until the FBI begins to take an interest in his activities...
The Wolf of Wall Street is called the dirtiest film about Wall Street. He evokes ambiguous feelings among traders - either rejection or admiration for the hero's entrepreneurial spirit.
The film received five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Leonardo DiCaprio won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
5. Too Big to Fail (2011)
“Chronicle of events leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. The plot focuses on the actions (and inaction) of the US financial leadership to prevent the collapse of Lehman Brothers, as well as what followed. Recall that Lehman still went to the bottom, leading to a deepening of the global financial crisis. The film features a whole galaxy of legendary characters, including Warren Buffett himself.
The crisis of 2008 raged not so long ago. Experienced traders, especially those trading in the US market, recall with a shudder what happened at that moment. I remember how I got into the habit of monitoring the news on Sundays because in the autumn of 2008 the markets were stormy almost every Monday. Before the opening of Asia, information often appeared about a new collapse or another operation to rescue a particular financial institution.
Too Big To Fail does a pretty good job of showing what happened at the time, although some things can be embellished. The intensity of passion gives the film a special dynamic atmosphere. Bonus: The characters in Too Big To Fail to look very much like the actual characters in the drama."
4. 99 Homes (2014)
The film tells about a man who loses his house on a mortgage. Fortunately, he manages to get a job with a realtor who took his house. Very soon, he achieves great success in a new field and is already evicting unfortunate homeowners himself. However, as the financial problems cease to bother him, his conscience begins to cause him suffering.
The rather well-worn topic of the economic crisis of the 2000s no longer arouses interest in itself, but if you add dramatic situations from the lives of ordinary people to it, then it becomes much closer and more interesting for a wide audience.
Actually, the creators of the film played on this: a well-known, negative period in the history of mankind (to attract attention) and a sharp comparison of themselves with the main character of the picture (to receive positive feedback about the picture). In fact, there's nothing else of value in the movie other than the completely lost state of the hero Andrew Garfield and his attempt to find himself as the one who brought him to the edge of the abyss so far. But to the delight of most of the audience, he never managed to overcome nature and nevertheless remained who he was all his life, did not compromise his moral principles.
The film is worth watching, probably in order to think about the correct choice of your role in society, and also to understand once again that it is not worth mortgaging your family's house for dubious loans - you can settle in a small cardboard box as a result.
3. Inside Job (2010)
The biggest speculative bubble of recent years burst in 2008.
As a result of falling prices in the stock market, huge amounts of money disappeared in a very short time. Millions of people have lost their jobs, savings, and ownership of their homes.
The documentary film Working from the Inside, directed by Charles Ferguson, does not reveal all the flaws that led to the disaster.
In addition, we notice that it covers many important points that make the film worth watching.
Inside Working, narrated by Matt Damon, won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary and is one of the most popular financial documentaries on IMDB.com.
"Why should a financial engineer be paid four to a hundred times more than a real engineer?" asks Andrew Sheng.
Bridges are built by real engineers. A financial engineer is a person who creates dreams. And you know, other people pay the price when those dreams turn into nightmares."
2. The Big Short (2015)
The Big Short was directed by Adam McKay and based on the book by American writer and journalist Michael Lewis The Big Short. The secret springs of financial catastrophe. The film caused a great response and won an Oscar for Best Screenplay.
Based on a true story, Michael Lewis tells the story of several people who independently predicted the global economic crisis of 2007-2009.
“While the whole world was drowning in euphoria, a few outsiders and weirdos saw what others could not see. These outsiders have realized that the entire economy is based on a giant lie.” ("The Big Short")
The film begins in 2005, when eccentric hedge fund manager Scion Asset Management Michael Burry, played by Christian Bale, discovered that the then-current mortgage lending practices could lead to a crash in the real estate market. Michael figures out how to make money on it, and makes an unusual request to well-known investment banks. For the Wall Street sharks, Michael's prediction causes Homeric laughter - their well-to-do rich life seems so unshakable ...
“Do you understand what you did?! You bet against the American economy!” ("The Big Short")
The film is full of specific financial terms. True, its creators did everything to explain them to a simple viewer. As the plot develops, the characters explain complex concepts with illustrative everyday examples. And the tense action and stellar cast keep the viewer at the screen until the very end.
1. Margin Call (2011)
The global financial crisis of 2008 has already begun, but America does not yet know what disaster lies ahead. In his film, director JC Chandor spoke about the events in a single bank, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. The prototype of this bank was Lehman Brothers, whose collapse in 2008 shocked the whole world.
The action takes place within 24 hours. One of the bank employees - Eric Dale, played by Stanley Tucci - is developing a program that analyzes the current state of affairs in the bank. Not having time to finish it, he falls under the reduction and urgently leaves the place of work.
As in the best detective films, Dale manages to pass the flash drive with the program to his colleague Peter Sullivan, who completes the work and learns that the bank is in danger of ruin. It turns out that for the management of the bank, the existing problems are not new...
“Are you saying that the music will soon stop, and we will be left with a big bag of the most stinking excrement that we have collected in the entire history of capitalism?”
“I'm not sure I would say that, but I'll explain using your example. This model shows that the music is fading out. If it really subsides, then the scenario will be much worse. ("Risk Limit")
A well-twisted plot will not leave the viewer indifferent - "Risk Limit" quite falls under the category of a financial thriller. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Financial Crisis Movies - what messages are the producers trying to send to us?
Each movie has a great message. Today people struggle to learn about the financial crisis. We tried to explain to you what messages the producers tried to send to us below each movie in the list.
The weekend is a good excuse to watch an interesting movie. A person connected with the world of investments, of course, can please a movie about the securities market and its main characters.
We presented the most complete selection of films about the world of finance and its characters. The list includes both fiction and non-fiction.
Some films are dedicated directly to the exchange, primarily Wall Street and its heroes. In others, the key positions are played by the businessmen of the world of investments, although the plot is not twisted around the financial markets. Thirdly, near-market topics of the world of money are discussed.
In our list there are films for every taste and color. In general, pleasant viewing!