Sunday, 17 January 2016

The Big Short

'The Big Short' tells the story of the sub prime mortgage loan scandal in the United States; the role of the banks and what happened to a number of investment traders who foresaw the looming collapse and sought to hedge their positions by betting against the scheme.

Presented in a mix of narrative, voiceover and quasi documentary style the film provides helpful explanations of terms through asides to the audience and on screen definitions. Yet it remains dense with technical language which I never mastered. Despite that, I was completely enthralled as the film unfolded.

Christian BaleSteve Carell and Ryan Gosling are outstanding at the head of a large cast which does not have a single weak link.

I really enjoyed this film.


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