‘The Moneychanger’: A White-Collar Criminal Gets In Over His Head In Federico Veiroj’s Latest [Tiff Review]

Films have had a love affair with crime dating back over a century, but the misdeeds showcased are usually a flashy kind that’s grown rare in reality – gangsters, gunplay, and getaways. However, since the financial collapse of 2008, there’s been a realization that white-collar crime often shapes our world to a greater extent, and a subsequent effort by filmmakers has been made to explore more lowkey, opaque financial crimes. White-collar crime proves both the making and unmaking of the title character in Uruguayan director Federico Veiroj’s latest, “The Moneychanger,” a character study of Humberto Brause (Daniel Hendler), a bumbling banker who keeps money flowing for criminals and dictators in 1970s South America.

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