Ivan is a true number cruncher and 'surfs the waves of the stock market' like a natural trader. He rakes in big profits for the bank. But all is not well. The new job gives Ivan sleepless nights. As Ivan rapidly becomes the most successful trader in town, he feels increasingly alienated from himself and the world around him. In spite of his unprecedented success Ivan has to get out. Before it's too late...Written by
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Not a loose in sight
Usually I'm none too fond of the Dutch film industry - all too many Dutch films try to mask the lack of a decent plot by tossing in non-functional nudity and are irritating at best. This film is one of those few examples that shows that things can be done differently and that there -are- films to be proud off being made here.
It all starts as a young guy gets introduced into the world of investment trading after he's been identified as the person leaving notes with good insights a few times. As he lays his hands on the machine and starts making a name for himself it becomes clear he's no one-day fly - his results are shocking as he's raking in more and more money every day. And with that comes the other side of the story - is he able to deal with this sudden success? In a whole it's a pretty standard film in which a loner that is met with a sudden change of success is also met with a sudden change in popularity. It changes him in the same way that has been done before but it's played out very nicely. He's a likable guy and his slow gradual slip away from reality is understandable. So, as a film, it works. It's compelling and odd.
9 out of 10 proper investments
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