The Big Short (2015)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Release Date - Dec 18, 2015 (USA - Limited), Dec 23, 2015 (USA)  |   Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This adaptation of Michael Lewis' nonfiction book The Big Short explores the 2008 financial crisis through the lens of four unorthodox moneymen, who foresaw the consequences of the fraudulent mortgage-lending practices of large banks on Wall Street. Christian Bale plays Michael Burry, a former hedge-fund manager who was one of the first to forecast the collapse of the credit bubble due to excessive subprime lending. Steve Carell is Mark Baum (based on the real-life Steve Eisman), a money manager who rose to fame after successfully betting against subprime mortgages. Directed by Adam McKay. Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, and Marisa Tomei co-star.

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bank, con/scam, deception, finances, mortgage, real-estate

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High Historical Importance