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The Flaw -- THE FLAW takes an in-depth look at how the credit bubble hastened the economic crash that afflicted the world in the first decade of the 21st century.
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3 June 2011 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Andrew Luan ... Himself - Former Mortgage Bond Trader
Robert Shiller ... Himself - Professor of Economics, Yale University
Louis Hyman ... Himself - Economic Historian, Harvard University
George Cooper ... Himself - Fund Manager, Blue Crest Capital
Robert Frank ... Himself - Professor of Economics, Cornell University
Nell Minow ... Herself - Corporate Watchdog, The Corporate Library
Joseph Stiglitz ... Himself - Nobel Prize for Economics, Columbia University
Dan Ariely ... Himself - Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University
Ed Andrews ... Himself - Economics Correspondent, New York Times
Antoinette Coffi-Ahibo ... Herself - Optician
Steve Nahas ... Himself - Real Estate Investor
Robert Wade ... Himself - Professor of Political Economy, London School of Economics
Jim O'Neill ... Himself - Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs
Rose Alfano ... Herself - Realtor
Lawrence Citarello ... Himself - Real Estate Developer
Sarah Ludwig ... Herself - Co-Director, NEDAP
Jim Finkel ... Himself - Chief Executive Officer, Dynamic Credit Partners
Josh Zinner ... Himself - Co-Director, NEDAP
Alex Chardiet ... Himself - Former Mortgage Broker
Steve Pennington ... Himself - Head of Financial Engineering, Dynamic Credit Partners

Directed by
David Sington 
Produced by
Jacqui Edwards .... archive producer
Celine Fitzmaurice .... associate producer
Mark Foligno .... executive producer: Molinare
Christopher Hird .... executive producer
Luke Johnson .... executive producer
Sarah Kinsella .... associate producer
Stephen Lambert .... executive producer
Steve Milne .... executive producer: Molinare
Heather Walsh .... associate producer
Original Music by
Philip Sheppard 
Cinematography by
Clive North 
Film Editing by
David Fairhead 
Production Management
Kate George .... post-production manager
Art Department
Peter J. Richardson .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Kevin Meredith .... sound recordist
Sandra Portman .... supervising sound editor
Alan Russell .... dubbing mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Crossley .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Daisy Francis .... assistant editor
Jana Novosad .... assistant editor

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78 min

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Excellent documentary, 20 November 2011
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

An extremely interesting look at the problems associated with capitalism in America. This documentary goes hand in hand with Michael Moore's CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY, although there's more of an emphasis on helping the viewer to understand technicalities (whereas Moore focused on showing the human side of the story).

I came out of it with a better grasp of Wall Street, the real estate market, boom and bust and consumer society in general, which is no mean feat. The voice over narration is well judged, the graphs extremely useful and there are no dull bits. The use of old cartoons and film clips adds comedy to a documentary you wouldn't think of as amusing. Recommended.

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