Die Seele Des Geldes (1988)

Run Time - 135 min.  |   Countries - Germany   |  
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This long documentary examines the place of money in the psychology of those who run the stock market and in the rest of us. It also explores the effects of psychology (especially relating to the libido of Americans) in affecting the rise and fall of stocks. Other commentators in the documentary speculate that the whole idea of money is a problem, and that the world might have been better off if it had not been invented. Whatever the origins of "the problem of money," it is clear that some people definitely have too much of it, while the vast majority haven't nearly enough. Reviewers found the earnestness of this documentary's restatement of that theme none too enthralling, and were also unimpressed by a general air of cynicism they felt the film's makers were inadvertently conveying.