Saturday 23 Feb 2019 | 17:20 | SYDNEY
Saturday 23 Feb 2019 | 17:20 | SYDNEY

Movie trailer: The Big Short



23 September 2015 11:45

A stellar cast behind this drama about US subprime mortgages and the roots of the 2008 financial crisis. The film is based on a non-fiction book by Michael Lewis (Vanity Fair has an extract):

The trailer is intriguing because it's unclear which direction the film will go in with regard to the causes of the crisis. Will it look for a villain (greedy bankers), which is easy and emotionally satisfying for a movie audience, or will it demand more of the viewer by looking at the systemic and human weaknesses that bring about such disasters? 

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