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MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE

Marc Bauder
DE AT 2013    58' 88'
⚬ Economy ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

Investment bankers are the real Masters of the Universe, not politicians, armies or even countries. In economic powerhouse Germany, a top banker gives a disturbing insider’s account of his emotions, motivations and predictions. Revealing a parallel universe of extreme income and merciless pressure. A system disconnecting bankers from the outside world, unable to reflect about their work.

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Director

Marc Bauder

Producers

Marc Bauder, Markus Glaser, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger

Executive Producer

Gunter Hanfgarn

Production Company

bauderfilm

Co-Production Company

NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

Cinematography

Boerres Weiffenbach

Editors

Hansjoerg Weissbrich, Rune Schweitzer

Music

B. Fleischmann

Awards

Best Film Award

Semaine de la Critique Locarno 2013

Best Documentary

German Critic's Prize 2014

Best Documentary

European Film Academy Award 2014

Festivals

Locarno 2013

Dok Leipzig 2013

IDFA 2013

CPH:DOX 2013

Ambulante Gira de Documentales 2013

Planet+ Doc FF 2014

Film Details

Runtimes 58' 88'
Spoken Languages German, English
Production Countries Germany, Austria

Biography

Marc Bauder was born in 1974, in Stuttgart, Germany. He initially studied business administration in Cologne, St. Gallen and New York City, and later at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. In 1999, he founded his own production company and made documentaries such as GROW OR GO and EVERYONE KEEPS QUIET ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE (Berlinale 2006). His award-winning feature film debut DAS SYSTEM followed in 2011. His documentary film MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE won the European Film Prize and the German Documentary Award, among others. Together with his brother, he co-developed the LICHTGRENZE to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2014. His feature film DEAD MAN WORKING won the Grimme Award in 2017.

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