Having focused on American politics in Iraq in No End in Sight, the director and political analyst Charles Ferguson has now come to Cannes with Inside Job: a cinematographic inquiry into the world financial crisis. What with Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps by Oliver Stone and Inside Job today in Séance Spéciale, the economic crisis has been a source of inspiration for film directors this year.
This two-hour documentary film switches between research and accounts from experts on the matter from Asia, Europe and America. Inside Job features interviews with a range of political personalities, financial specialists, academics and journalists. The entire film is narrated by the American actor, Matt Damon.
Based around the story of the rise of a rogue who corrupts regulation policy, Inside Job is the first documentary to delve into the mechanisms behind this unprecedented crisis. The film aims to expose the hidden workings underlying this phenomenon which led to the fall of stock markets worldwide, the bankruptcy of major banks, and the ensuing social consequences. As for the film industry, it’s got nothing to get angry about: the economic crisis has served to flood cinemas with spectators eager to escape and be entertained. Inside Job will be screened at 5 p.m. in the Salle du Soixantième.