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The China Hustle (2017)

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An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.

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Jed Rothstein

Writer:

Jed Rothstein
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Credited cast:
Soren Aandahl Soren Aandahl ... Self
Carson Block Carson Block ... Self
Dan David Dan David ... Self
Maj Soueidan Maj Soueidan ... Self
Matthew Wiechert Matthew Wiechert ... Self
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An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.

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It's Time to Look at Your Investments

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Documentary

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Investigative critque loses focus
1 April 2018 | by jazfroSee all my reviews

The documentary highlights a little-known scam on the US stockmarket: the fraudulent sale of so-called "high growth" Chinese stocks through reverse takeovers of so-called shell companies. In itself that story would have been worthy of consideration. However, the producers and director have elected to weave this into a critical narrative of capitalism and the US economic institutions which distracts from the main story. One of the highlights of the movie is when they document how little US banks, regulators, stockbrokers, investors, etc. knew about China in the first place. This story was not so much about the corruption or weakness of US institutions against the alleged malevolence of scheming Chinese (and American) stock-pushers, but about the ignorance of Americans about the rest of the world. I'm holding my breath about the sequel to come about the next wave of sham investments about India, Africa, or another place Americans know little about.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$25,791, 1 April 2018

Gross USA:

$48,650

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,650
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