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The film isn't bad, and if you at all interested in the case but know nothing about city trading then see it, if you do (unlike me) i'm sure you will be able to pick holes in it. The one thing that you are left at the end, is the injustice for all the blame to land on his shoulders, he was daft, but there were others. The sets are very good, dodgy boom mike holding, and very dodgy lines from Anna Friel, but she goes topless and so can be forgiven!
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