Let's Make Money

What are the banks doing with our money?

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Official film description...

Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it. The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market.

The film is about aspects of the development of the world wide financial system, focusing on how elitists economically exploit the rest of society, especially in the developing world, but also in western nations.

Notes on the film...

Like his first, Erwin Wagenhofer’s second documentary does not disappoint. The film builds up suspense until the end. The protagonists are introduced objectively and comment on their own actions. Correlations are presented brilliantly. The absurdity of much of what is shown is astonishing and (up till now) unimaginable. It’s a mix of tragicomedy, clarification and artistic originality with respect to the interconnections between money and nature/the environment as well. The film is suitable for “intellectual evenings” with friends, but also for screenings in classes or special public events.

“Let's Make Money” leaves the audience in that typical state of mind after watching a good documentary: amazed, moved and shaken, having gained a broader perspective of how we are all interconnected and wondering what the future has in store for the human race and planet earth.

Further reviews...

“Wagenhofer draws a detailed picture of the background to the impending financial collapse very calmly, which makes it all the more alarming. He positions his film as a clear plea for the regulation of the financial industry.” – Stefan Grissemann, Profil

“Despite all the insights that make Erwin Wagenhofer’s latest film even better than his internationally successful documentary thriller 'We Feed the World', he could not possibly have expected that his opus 'Let’s Make Money', which he started in 2006, would now be such a hit, as if it came in response to all the Cassandras’ calls.” – Peter von Becker, Tagesspiegel

“The number one motion picture about the worldwide crisis.” – Kurier

“Wagenhofer refrains from the approach of scandal-alleging investigative journalism as practised by Michael Moore. Instead, he opts for plain objectivity and finds soberly realistic representations of commodity trading and money transfer – transactions which have become totally abstract nowadays.” – Dominique Gromes The Gap

Technical information and screening rights...

Director: Erwin Wagenhofer
Screenplay: Erwin Wagenhofer
Production: Allegro Film
Year: 2008
Run time: 107 minutes
Country: Austria
Language (Audio): multilingual (German, Spanish, English, Tamil, French)
Language (Subtitles): German
Age restriction: 0
Screening rights Austria: Filmladen
Screening rights Germany: Delphi Filmverleih
World rights: Celluloid Dreams

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