(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
There are only two reasons to endure for two hours with acclaimed film director Barry Levinson's version of financier Bernie Madoff's gigantic financial fraud (a pyramid scheme for staggering 60 billion): The first is the acting performance of Robert De Niro as the narcissistic and cold-blooded fraudster, respectively. Bernie Madoff, and Michelle Pfeiffer as his round-hearted and gullible spouse Ruth. As expected, they make a brilliant effort. In an otherwise tame attempt to portray the human side of Madoff in the context of a family drama, which completely boils down to the cynical backdrop of the financial world, the two live up to the saying that quality never goes out of fashion.
Pfeiffer's "comeback" to the big canvas will hopefully not be her last; her balance between "faithful wife", unsuspecting victim and mastery and spoiled celebrity queen is both masterful and believable.
Sensational ignorance. The second reason to persevere through this journey in narcissism, complacency and self-deception is a short and explosive scene when representatives of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Police (FBI) confront Madoff's sons. The authorities believe that the sons could not possibly have been unaware of their father's giant pyramid scheme, which took place straight away. . .
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