Thursday Dec 18th, 7:30pm, Birmingham Bike Foundry 1539 Pershore Road, B30 2JH

This French drama film directed by Costa-Gavras, deals with ruthless ambition, power struggle, greed and deception in the international world of finance. It shows how power and the lust for power corrupts. But whereas a liberal critique of banking might focus on the flaws and failings of individuals, or particular financial products or methods, Costa-Gavras makes it very clear that it is the logic of capital itself, and people’s willingness to become proxies of that logic which is the socially destructive element.

This screening is free and open to all.