Previously at the ICA - Films
20 Jun 2014
He was one of the leading investment bankers in Germany, making profits of several million euros a day. Now, he sits on one of the upper floors of a deserted skyscraper in the centre of Frankfurt. Through an extended mix of monologue and interview, the film's subject leads us into a megalomaniacal parallel world where illusions are the market’s hardest currency.
Where other films on the financial meltdown have focused on the epic nature of larger-than-life business, director Marc Bauder probes the mentality that made it possible in the first place. A tense drama where psychology meets finance – two things that are more closely linked than you would like to believe.
Rainer Voss, protagonist of the film, will be present for a Q&A following the screening.
Master of the Universe, dir. Marc Bauder, Germany, Austria 2013, 88 mins
Please note that all films are 18+ unless otherwise stated. The feature will start approximately 15 minutes after the listed start time.