- Original title
- Running time
- 109 min.
- United States
Frank G. DeMarco
Lionsgate Films / Benaroya Pictures
Drama | Economic Crisis 2008. Business & Stock Exchange. Independent Film (US)
- Synopsis / Plot
- Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Expanding the parameters of genre, Margin Call is a riveting examination of the human components of a subject too often relegated to partisan issues of black and white.
Propelled by a stellar cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, and Demi Moore, writer/director J. C. Chandor’s enthralling first feature is a stark and bravely authentic portrayal of the financial industry and its denizens as they confront the decisions that shape our global future.
: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
2011: New York Film Critic Circle: Best First Film
: National Board of Review: Best New Director
: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Ensemble Performance
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Film. Best First Screenplay & Robert Alman Award. 3 Nominations
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