Inside Job trailer online
There are two things that really concern me about a documentary covering something like the recent financial collapse, one is that we, the audience understand far too little of what happened and what the people on the inside are talking about, and two if we're talking to people who are the equivalent of those who are deemed responsible, then who can we trust to tell us the truth?
That's where a good documentary should come in and explain it all to us, and hopefully Inside Job will do just that. However there are moments in the trailer that have me wondering.
There are plenty of off-hand statements from the people in the documentary, who we don't know and assume know what they are talking about ranging from "cocaine use" and "prostitutes" to "we saw this tidal wave coming" and "armageddon", all conjuring up some view that the bad people involved were all really evil, and the good people around them saw it coming but...well...spoke up in the documentary.
Things are never that easy, and as someone says in the trailer:
"What can we believe in? There is nothing we can trust any more."
To be honest the trailer doesn't convince me of much as these are faceless people either looking evil or commenting on the outside, also it seems to be focusing wholly on the U.S. side of the financial problems, which is fine for a U.S. released film, but for an international audience I'm sure there will be a few people asking where's their part of the story because this did affect a lot of markets.
Yet, it comes from Charles Ferguson who wrote and directed No End in Sight, a documentary that did really well. Going from the Iraq War to the U.S. financial near collapse, he's really not afraid of covering huge and complex issues, so despite the trailer the film does look good.
Here's the blurb for Inside Job which does make a point of telling us the film will be travelling around the world, so it looks to be even more vast than just the U.S.:
From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson ("No End In Sight"), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, INSIDE JOB was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.
Here's the trailer which you can also see over at Apple Trailers: