A hedge-fund magnate is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire before the depths of his fraud are revealed. An unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help.
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Perhaps as a longer film, and certainly as a TV series, this would work better as a thorough investigation of individual guilt and the whole U.S. justice system; nevertheless, this is an excellent, underrated work. However, the main reason that makes the film riveting is Richard Gere's fantastic, pretty much pitch-perfect, performance.
Richard Gere is excellent in this otherwise rather turgid drama about a successful Wall Street banker who finds himself in over his head when he flees the scene of a car accident that left his mistress dead. Now he risks not only exposing his crime, but his fraudulent deals. Mistakes bad decisions for moral complexity, becoming lost along the way between its two simultaneous dramas.
Chinatown updated for the financial collapse, delivered by actors who speak their lines with all the passion of a high school class forced to read Shakespeare aloud. Lighting sets new bar for banality. Excruciating.
I like the finale a lot, where you are taken through the gala browsing elite crowd, and knowing the background story. Another notable scene is between Bryer (the cop) and the judge. Nicholas Jarecki is only 33 and worth to follow.
There's something really beautiful about this movie in cinematographic terms, even something remarkable about the rapport between the actors... Nonetheless, the cynical nature of its story is both distressing and redundant. Not sure I want to be reminded in this beautiful terms about how rich assholes always get away with it.
Un discreto film di genere, con un buon cast(anche se Tim Roth poteva essere sfruttato meglio),una solida sceneggiatura ed una regia intelligente ed umile. Senza molti fronzoli e vincoli narrativi,Jarecki ci propone uno spaccato del capitalismo moderno,in cui gli Eletti che detengono la ricchezza manovrano il mondo come burattinai,perchè in fin dei conti tutti hanno un prezzo e prima o poi l accordo si trova.3*