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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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An examination of the causes of the economic crisis of 2008. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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
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
Other crew
Jacqui Edwards .... archive producer

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78 min

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Scant documentary that every person should watch once, 21 January 2014
Author: Steve Schreiber

The Flaw delivers the story of the causes of the financial crisis and what may have caused it. There is bias in this documentary but it isn't as overt as most documentaries. The great thing and the reason why I believe that everyone should watch this movie is that this documentary delivers a the information of the financial crisis in a format that is easy to digest and gives great visual representation of everything that lead up to the collapse. The flaw of The Flaw is that there are some stories and story lines that are personal to one or two people instead of a whole audience. These stories, in my opinion, are David Sington's attempt to elicit an emotional connection and reaction to what happened with the financial collapse. This makes the documentary feel more personal and allows the viewer to feel more connected to the issues. That said, that is part of what I am not a huge fan of with these types of documentaries. I personally would have rather just had the information and the graphs and charts showing what happened without the personal stories so that the movie wouldn't feel so biased. This is a good documentary that is a scant 78 minutes, has good information and is easy to get through.

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