Follows the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
Margin Call is a 2011 American drama film written and directed by J.C. Chandor. The movie stars an ensemble cast including Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, and Paul Bettany.
The film takes place over a 24-hour period in 2008, just before the onset of the financial crisis. It follows a group of employees at a large investment bank as they discover that the firm’s investments are in danger of collapsing, and must decide how to proceed.
As the situation unfolds, the characters must grapple with the ethical and moral implications of their actions, as well as their own personal and professional ambitions.
The film received critical acclaim for its strong performances and incisive examination of the financial industry, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. It has been hailed as one of the best films about the financial crisis, and is considered a must-see for anyone interested in understanding the events that led up to the 2008 crash.