For the first time, a true international finance industry insider tells all. Rainer Voss, a man who was once one of Germany’s leading investment bankers and who easily handled millions in his heyday, reveals his personal insight on how the glittering financial world really operates, from all its dark abysses and lack of scruples to its semi-religious rules. Did the global financial crisis change anything? Voss’s forecast is disquieting…

“One word characterizes our cinematic work in the finance industry: FEAR. The industry is afraid to reveal itself. Every move could be falsely interpreted by the outside world. Before they take that risk, they’d rather say nothing at all.” Marc Bauder, Director



Length: 88 min.
Format: HD, cinemascope
Germany, 2013

Director: Marc Bauder
Director of Photography: Börres Weiffenbach
Film Editors: Hansjörg Weißbrich, Rune Schweitzer
Composer: B. Fleischmann
Sound Editor: Michel Klöfkorn
Sound Designer: Dominik Schleier
Production Sound Mixer: Lars Ginzel

Editors: Esther Schapira (HR), Gudrun Hanke-El Ghomri (SWR)
Producers: Marc Bauder, Markus Glaser, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger

A bauderfilm production, in co-production with NGF Geyrhalterfilm, HR, SWR and arte

Sponsored by the Hessian Film Fund and the Vienna Film Fund

In theaters in Germany from November 7, 2013 (ARSENAL)
in Switzerland from November 28, 2013 (FRENETIC)
in Austria from December 13, 2013 (Polyfilm)



world premiere Semaine d.l.C. Locarno 2013 

DOK Leipzig, CPH:DOX Copenhagen, IDFA Amsterdam, Festival dei Popoli Florence, Moscow, Sydney, Peking, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Cypres, Mexico, Sibiu, Taiwan, South-Korea, Neuseeland, Australia (and more)


European Film Award 2014 - Best Documentary
Best Film @ Semaine d.l.C. Locarno 2013
German Critic's Prize for Best Documentary 2014
German Film Prize LOLA 2014 (Nom)
Best Documentary Astra Filmfest 2014
Helmut-Schmidt-Journalistenpreis 2014
Grand Prix FIFDH Paris 2014



"A vertiginous look inside the bubble behind the financial bubble, with no end in sight." 
New York Times 

"Former investment banker Rainer Voss gets his closeup in Marc Bauder's riveting documentary."

“Don't miss this highly engaging film for a glimpse into the impenetrable finance industry jungle. […] A thrilling documentary full of surprises, cinema with value!”
Dieter Osswald,

“Voss exposes the insanity of the finance industry’s acrobats and their drive to play with billions, and he does it with discretion and savvy.”
Fritz Göttler, Süddeutsche Zeitung

“A suspenseful demystification of the financial world.”
3sat Kulturzeit

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%