The Big Short

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Four outsiders discover a loophole in the US mortgage market and decide to exploit it for their profit. The Oscar-winning film takes place against the backdrop of the real-life economic crisis of 2007 and 2008 and explains what led to it
Know what synthetic CDOs, short selling, or subprime mortgages are? Let Selena Gomez, Margot Robbie, and Anthony Bourdain explain it to you. The story of calculating money-men who try various ways to profit from the oncoming market collapse is complemented by inserts with straightforward explanations of economic concepts.
Runtime: 130 min.
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Direction: Adam McKay
Screenplay: Charles Randolph, Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock, Marisa Tomei
Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd
Music: Nicholas Britell
Sound: Becky Sullivan
Editing: Hank Corwin
Production: Regency Enterprises, Plan B Entertainment
Sales: CinemArt