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Cleveland versus Wall Street

DIR: Jean-Stéphane Bron
2010 / Switzerland / 94 min

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On January 11th, 2008, hired by the City of Cleveland, lawyer Josh Cohen and his team filed a lawsuit against 21 banks, which they held accountable for the wave of foreclosures that had left their city in ruins. Since then, the bankers on Wall Street have been fighting by with all available means to avoid going to court… The film is the story of that trial. A film about a trial that may never be held but in which the facts, the participants and their testimonies are all real: the judge, lawyers, witnesses, even the members of the jury – asked to give their verdict – play their own roles. Step by step, one witness after another, the film takes apart, from a plain, human perspective, the mechanisms of subprime mortgage loans, a system that sent the world economy reeling. A trial for the sake of example, a universal fable about capitalism.


Director Jean-Stéphane Bron
Screenplay Jean-Stéphane Bron
Dir. of Photography Séverine Barde, Julien Hirsch
Editing Simon Jacquet
Music Christian Garcia
Sound Benoît Hillebrand
Duration 94 min
Year 2010
Country Switzerland
Colour Colour
Tags America, economic, engaged, law, society
Production SAGA Production Sàrl
SAGA Production Sàrl
Address:  Montelly 48 bis
City:  CH – 1007 Lausanne
Country:  Switzerland
Web:  www.sagaproduction.ch/
Phone:  +41 21 311 95 70
Fax:  +41 21 311 95 72

Distribution Films Distribution
Films Distribution
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City:  75001 Paris
Country:  France
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