Master of the Universe

Directed by Marc Bauder | Germany/Austria | 2013 | 88 min.

Thursday, March 27 | 5:00pm | McConomy Auditorium, CMU's University Center
5000 Forbes Avenue

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Co-sponsored by: The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

"The practicalities, worries and woes of working in the financial markets is under examination in Marc Bauder's beautifully shot and elegantly absorbing documentary." —ScreenDaily

The 2008 Financial Crisis happened six years ago. Still, our global economy has not fully recovered. In this secret event reserved exclusively for CMU students and faculty, come uncover the grim mysteries behind life as an investment banker. A seven-figure salary is not all glitz and glamour: from sleepless nights to ethical predicaments and lawsuits, one master of finance reminisces upon a career of self-indulgence. Alluring shots of urban architecture, modern technology and skyscrapers transform one financial center into a micro-universe of incessant number crunching. This "secret" film is disquieting, very relevant, and very real—a must-see for anybody intrigued by the intricate world of finance.


- Winner of the Critics Week Award at the 2013 Locarno International Film Festival
- Official Selection at the 2013 Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
- Official Selection at the 2013 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam


Marc Bauder
Marc Bauder was born in 1974 in Stuttgart, Germany. He studied Business Administration in Cologne, St. Gallen and in New York. He directed a number of theatrical productions before switching to the platform of film. Bauder is the director of the award-winning The System (2011). Master of the Universe is his second feature film.
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