Film review: Margin Call

'But John, if you do this, you will kill the market for years. It's over. And you're selling something that you *know* has no value', pleads Sam Rogers (Kevin Spacey) as his boss considers whether to offload its entire mortgage backed securities book. Margin Call (2011) is the latest, and arguably the best, film about the global financial crisis. Unlike Inside Job (2010), Margin Call is not a documentary but a character study. We're taken into the lives of eight key employees at 'the firm' (which remains nameless) as they avert the bank's imminent collapse due to the unravelling of its mortgage backed securities. In this way the film...

'But John, if you do this, you will kill the market for years. It's over. And you're selling something that you *know* has no value', pleads Sam Rogers (Kevin Spacey) as his boss considers whether to offload its entire mortgage backed securities book.

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