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Margin Call by J.C. Chandor

Nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category for the Oscar in 2012.

Well paced, made with a pleasant attention to detail. Depicts 24 hours marking the beginning of the credit crunch in 2008. Probably simplified so that non-experts can follow the plot – successfully passing the message on.

Dry, concrete and capably played by the big stars of Hollywood such as Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Jeremy Irons.

Eric – one man who seems to be the grey eminence triggering the sequence of dramatic events is a stoic engineer who has no choice but to surrender to the firm’s decisions. There is a lot of giving up by those low on the ladder to those high up. The film ends on a naive note that the top business fish seem to be sharing. Yet the viewer knows there will be no choice for them after the film credits stop scrolling down. We are richer knowing the history.

A very nice work.

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