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The Big Short (2015)

Biography / Crime | 130 minutes
3,59 1.612 votes

Genre: Biography / Crime

Duration: 130 minuten

Country: United States

Directed by: Adam McKay

Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling

IMDb score: 7,8 (447.052)

Releasedate: 11 December 2015

The Big Short plot

"This is a true story."

The Big Short is about the financial crisis from 2007 to 2012, with the problems in the housing market and the credit crisis leading up to this. The film examines the financial crisis from the perspective of four outsiders, who see what the banks, the media and the government do not; the impending collapse of the world economy. The four men get the idea to take advantage of the approaching crisis; they go against the grain and speculate based on their insights.

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The recent credit crisis is as complex as it is precarious. Yet director Adam McKay manages to keep the loaded subject somewhat light-hearted thanks to satire. This is mainly due to the smooth editing and witty dialogues. However, don't be afraid of superficiality. However, the moral of the story - the world economy is a pyramid scheme run by unscrupulous thieves - takes a serious tone.

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avatar van pvl63


  • 235 messages
  • 222 votes

What a wonderful movie. I really enjoyed the story, the characters, the screenplay, the dialogues etc.. The financial crisis is explained very easily and clearly, you can see why it had to fall the system, the naivety, the greed, the conflict of interest it all comes down bid.

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  • 7854 messages
  • 3419 votes

'The Big Short' (2015) strikes a fine balance between outspoken characters, postmodern irony and a genuine explanation of system errors. Out of a certain self-reflexivity, the film almost apologizes for talking about 'boring' subjects such as bankers and economic concepts. But it works that as a viewer you also feel part of this relativistic joke. Such as when the character Jared Vennet (Ryan Gosling) addresses the viewer on the silliness and banality of it all. Or during the intermezzos in which Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez and Anthony Bourdain interpret economic concepts. It's not just resentment, because the way the viewer is addressed also reinforces the message that everyone is part of this broken system. Between the lines, Mark Baum (Steve Carell) is the only conscientious idealist to admit that he too cannot resist the temptation of big money. For me, 'The Big Short' (2015) is also about the defeatist feeling and cynicism towards the omnipotence of economic systems. Better grab in time than be swallowed by a Moloch.

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