Icarus Films, in association with KimStim, has tabbed Nov. 18 for the domestic DVD release of German documentary filmmaker Marc Bauder’s Master of the Universe, a systematic dissection of the international financial markets.
If you want an insiders view of the world of finance, which is, quite frankly, a mystery to most, then there is none better than former German investment banker Rainer Voss. Filmmaker Bauder set down with Voss — in a cavernous shell of a former financial house of power (it’s all a façade, get it) — to talk about the real “wolves of Wall Street.” The culture, the greed … the manipulation are all fair game for discussion.
It could be a dull viewing, but filmmaker Bauder captures the surroundings and trappings of power (stunning cinematography), which is counter-balanced against Voss’ almost mechanical detailing of his rise and fall.
Presented in German with English subtitles.