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Marc Bauder, Master of the Universe, 2013

Open City Docs Fest: Master of the Universe + Q&A

20 Jun 2014

He was one of the leading investment bankers in Germany, making profits of several million euros a day. Now, he sits on one of the upper floors of a deserted skyscraper in the centre of Frankfurt. Through an extended mix of monologue and interview, the film's subject leads us into a megalomaniacal parallel world where illusions are the market’s hardest currency.

Where other films on the financial meltdown have focused on the epic nature of larger-than-life business, director Marc Bauder probes the mentality that made it possible in the first place. A tense drama where psychology meets finance – two things that are more closely linked than you would like to believe.

Rainer Voss, protagonist of the film, will be present for a Q&A following the screening.

MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE Trailer with English subtitles

Master of the Universe, dir. Marc Bauder, Germany, Austria 2013, 88 mins

Please note that all films are 18+ unless otherwise stated. The feature will start approximately 15 minutes after the listed start time.

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