THE FORECASTER
el Documental del mes September 2015

THE FORECASTER

Marcus Vetter

2014 100 min.

Original Version with Catalan/Spanish subtitles

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Technical specs

    • Directed by: Marcus Vetter
    • Executive Producers: Ulli Pfau, Marcus Vetter, Michael Heiks
    • Cinematography by: Georg Zengerlin
    • Edited by: Marcus Vetter
    • Sound: Aljoscha Haupt
    • Music by: Sven Kaiser
    • Produced by: Filmperspektive GmbH
    • Suitable for all audiences

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Sinopsi

Is it possible for a computer to forecast the world’s economy? Martin Armstrong, a finance adviser who was already a millionaire at 15, designed in the 80s a high-precision forecast model based on the number Pi. His worldwide reputation got him an invitation by New York´s most powerful bankers to join their group to manipulate market trends. Martin always rejected that offer. In the late 90s the FBI broke into his house to seize his computers and accuse him of having ripped off 3,000 million dollars using a pyramidal model. Was that an attempt to threaten him? Did they want to prevent the real pyramidal model on which the world debt has been based on for decades to become public? Armstrong’s predictions have been suggesting for years that on the 1st of October 2015 there will be a debt crisis that will shake the world’s economy.

About direction (Marcus Vetter)

Marcus Vetter was born in Germany in 1967. He graduated in Economics and Media Theory and Practice. Since 1994 he has been working as a TV editor, producer and director. He has won several international awards in film festivals around the world. He has directed The Tunnel (1999), My father the Turk (2006), Heart of Jenin (2008), Hunger (2009), Cinema Jenin (2011) and The Court (2012)

Awards & Festivals

  • Zagrebdox. Croatia, 2015
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Greece, 2015
  • Belfast Film Festival. Northen Ireland, 2015
  • DocVille. Belgium, 2015
  • Transilvania IFF. Rumania, 2015
  • DocsBarcelona. Spain, 2015
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