Since 2008 the financial services industry has struggled with the issue of trust. From banker bashing to deposed knights, the public mood is increasingly sceptical of the abilities of the investment industry to operate ethically and act in the best long-term interests of investors and the public.
The creators would likely respond that the intent of the film, being a dramatization, is merely to present an artistic representation of the French view of the 2009 crisis. But how sequestered is the niche the production hides itself in?
It is fair to hope that this new batch of future leaders of our financial world, with their diverse schooling and multi-disciplined training, will be better equipped than their predecessors to ensure that mistakes are not repeated.
I have no doubt that all of Arsenal's squad can probably balance a football on the ends of their penises and juggle it whilst playing a game of Fifa; they're without question technically gifted players. But they all seem presently to lack it.
The time for action is now. There must be significant changes to the structure and culture of the banking industry. Only then can we start the long road to restoring public confidence and properly protect consumers from a repeat of the financial crisis.
No more excuses; this is a broken record. Credit crisis, moral hazard, payment protection insurance, taxpayer bailouts, mis-selling, bumper bonuses, rogue trading, "Muppets", collusion, lending.....the scandals hitting the banking industry roll on and on.
Although taxes are inevitably taxing, a proposal for a minimum rate of 0.1% set for shares and bonds and of 0.01% for derivatives in Europe has led to a fierce debate about what should be done to discourage reckless speculation.