When Bubbles Burst is the story behind the story: In a globalized economy it becomes increasingly difficult for nations, companies and individuals to protect themselves from today’s extreme financial volatility. The economic “butterfly effect” makes us all equally vulnerable. In this documentary we will travel from Norway out into the world in order to examine the mechanics behind bubbles and crashes, and discuss trends and visions for the future. We will meet Nobel laureates, world-class economists, players in the global economic casino and “the little man”. Together they will give an unflinching account of today’s situation, draw fascinating historical parallels and provide insight needed to better understand the world’s present financial crisis.
—Norwegian Film Institute
Hans Petter Moland (born 1955, Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian film director. Hans Petter was the first born son of Odd Moland and Sigrid Eid Moland, and has a younger brother named Morten Moland. He is a film graduate from Emerson College in the United States. When living in Boston Hans Petter met a college student Elizabeth (Lisa) Pacini whom he married, and later moved back to Norway with. When living in Norway he had three children; Nicolai (1985), Anna Marina (1987) and Max Emil (1989). In 1992 Hans Petter and Elizabeth got divorced. He later married Norwegian film artist Maria Sødahl and had three more children; Sara (1995), Lukas (1998) and Jack (2001). Hans Petter has been awarded prizes for his commercials at all major festivals, including Cannes, before he made his feature debut in 1993 with The Last Lieutenant. He followed up with Zero Kelvin (1995), Aberdeen (2000) and The Beautiful Country (2004), which was selected for Competition in Berlin. He also directed the short film… read more