This film is a far cry from the wacky and tricksy version of Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story". Still, by the time the credits roll, you won't be exactly enamoured of the likes of Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Larry Summers, Timothy Geithner, Henry Paulson and other financial gurus, some of whom are still in office. Not when you see the roles they played in the deregulation of the banking industry that made possible the debacles of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, AIG, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and so on. There are so many villains on the set, you will need a score card to keep tab.
But did you know PM Lee Hsien Loong has a cameo in the opening scenes? We don't know what was the question posed to him, but he is caught on camera, mouthing this line, "When you start thinking you can create something all of nothing it's very difficult to resist." Just before his scene ( at 00:08:45 ), there's a clip of Andrew Sheng, Chief Advisor of China Banking Regulatory Commission, saying this, "They were having massive private gains at public loss." If irony was intended, the movie deserves an award for film editing too.
|"You know my day rate, right?"|
|"....it's very difficult to resist."|