Let's Make Money

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Let's Make Money
DVD cover
Directed byErwin Wagenhofer
Written byErwin Wagenhofer
Produced byKatharina Bogensberger and Helmut Grasser
Release date
  • 2008 (2008)
Running time
110 minutes
LanguagesGerman, Spanish, English, Tamil, French

Let's Make Money is an Austrian documentary by Erwin Wagenhofer released in 2008. It is about aspects of the development of the worldwide financial system,[1] claiming that elitists economically exploit the rest of society, especially in the developing world, but also in western nations.


The film starts by tracking the hypothetical savings of a typical depositor as they move around the global system, showing exploitation as various financial agents try to produce high returns. There are several interviews with investment managers, politicians, economists as well as homeless people and workers; the film sets them up as good guys and bad guys. [2]


Writing in the Financial Times, Christopher Caldwell praised the film's beauty, going on to state that Wagenhofer has a perfect sense for pictorial composition and even for sound. He also writes that film is an imperfect medium for providing an accurate view of complex economic developments. Caldwell goes on to say that "Let's Make Money is not a serious alternative economic argument. It is nonetheless a film of overwhelming power. It resembles an art film such as Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio's haunting, wordless indictment of the frenzy of modern life".[2]

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  1. ^ "Let's Make Money (2008)". DVD PLANET STORE. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  2. ^ a b Christopher Caldwell (2010-08-13). "Anti-capitalism made beautiful". Financial Times. Retrieved 2010-09-12.

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